As of 2001, the West Point Mint is the production hub for all of the coins in the American Eagle Series. The BU versions of the gold, silver, platinum, and palladium coins are struck here, as well as proof and burnished options in the respective collections. When demand exceeds the capacity of the mint, the US Mint will use other branch facilities to assist. In 2020 and 2021, the Philadelphia Mint has been pressed into emergency coining operations to help meet excessive demand for the coins. Today, near-perfect 2021 (P) 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you in an NGC protective plastic slab!
- 35th-anniversary date in the Silver American Eagle Series!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Total mintage of 495,500 coins only from Philadelphia!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- The face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- First Day of Issue designation.
- On the obverse is Walking Liberty.
- The reverse features the heraldic eagle.
- Emergency issues from the Philadelphia Mint.
The last time the Philadelphia Mint issued Silver American Eagles prior to 2020 was the end of the 20th century. In 1999 and 2000, the Philadelphia Mint issued the BU Silver Eagles as the program moved from its original home at the San Francisco Mint (1986-1998) to its new home at the West Point Mint.
All of these 2021 (P) 1 oz Silver American Eagles are available with a near-perfect certification from the NGC. Coins in Mint State 69 condition have full, original mint luster with a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. Those flaws are limited in nature to minuscule contact marks or hairlines and limited in scope to only those areas outside the primary focal points of the coin. The unique First Day of Issue designation is for only those coins the NGC receives for certification within 24 hours of the US Mint’s release of the coins.
On the obverse of 2021 Silver American Eagles is a depiction of Walking Liberty. Her effigy was designed in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman for the US Mint and it featured on the half dollar from 1916 to 1947. The effigy shows Liberty in left-profile relief as she walks toward the sun on the horizon. The American flag is draped around her figure as she walks along the landscape toward the mountain.
The reverse side of the 2021 (P) Silver American Eagle offers the image of the heraldic eagle for the final time. The heraldic eagle is a national emblem with a front-facing eagle supporting the US national shield. The eagle’s talons clutch an olive branch of peace and the arrows of war.
These 2021 (P) 1 oz Silver Eagles are part of an emergency release from the Philadelphia Mint to support demand for the coins. The US Mint issues all BU Silver Eagles without mint marks, striving for identical visuals. The coins are identifiable as Philadelphia Mint issues thanks to the serial numbers on the boxes the mint ships the coins in.
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