Since 1986, the United States Mint has issued its venerable Silver Eagle bullion coin with the same obverse and reverse designs each year. The historic image of Walking Liberty always features on the obverse, with the heraldic eagle on the reverse. However, a new design is coming to the series later in 2021, making these the last coins in the collection with the long-running obverse and reverse design combination.
- Available to ship to you in a tube of 20 individual coins!
- 35th-anniversary release of Silver American Eagles!
- Final release of the Heraldic Eagle design element!
- Total mintage of only 13 million Type 1 coins!
- Consists of 20 Troy ounces of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- The individual face values of $1 (USD) are fully backed by the US government.
- On the obverse side of the coin is Walking Liberty.
- The reverse face of the coin includes the heraldic eagle.
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Silver American Eagle, the United States Mint and Treasury Department have decided to change the reverse design element on this coin and the coins of the Gold Eagle Series. This will mark the first change to the designs on these coins since being introduced in 1986. With the designs not ready for the initial 2021 Silver Eagle coining, the early issues will continue with the historic heraldic eagle imagery.
All of the 2021 1 oz Silver American Eagle Tubes available here contain coins that are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The acrylic tube includes a total of 20 Troy ounces of .999 fine silver in the form of 1 oz Silver Eagles, each of which bears the 2021 date mark. The clear acrylic tubes come with a green lid.
On the obverse side of 2021 Silver American Eagles is an image of Walking Liberty. The bust of Liberty shown here was initially created by Adolph A. Weinman for the United States Mint in 1916 and appeared on the circulation half-dollar coin until 1947.
The reverse face of the 2021 1 oz Silver American Eagles comes with the historic design of the heraldic eagle of the United States. First designed in 1794, the heraldic eagle shown here was modified in 1986 for use on the coin by John Mercanti. Mr. Mercanti has worked at the US Mint since the 1970s and retired in 2010 as the 12th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.
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