Silver American Eagles have been available from the United States Mint on an annual basis since 1986. The BU Silver Eagles, the official investment-grade coin in the series, have been issued since that time by the San Francisco Mint, the Philadelphia Mint, and the West Point Mint. Right now, perfect 2021 (P) 1 oz Silver American Eagles are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab from the PCGS!
- 35th-anniversary release of Silver American Eagle Coins!
- Availability of certified perfect coins is limited!
- Announced mintage of 495,500 coins only from Philadelphia!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of Mint State 70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- First Day of Issue designation.
- Walking Liberty graces the obverse.
- Heraldic eagle on the reverse.
Each of these 2021 (P) 1 oz Silver American Eagles comes with a perfect certification from the PCGS. Coins with a Mint State 70 certification exhibit full, original mint and come with no detracting flaws of any kind on the design elements or background fields of the coin. The First Day of Issue label is rarely issued in relation to First Strike designation. To earn the FDOI label, coins must be received by the PCGS within 24 hours of the US Mint’s initial release of the coins.
From 1986 to 1998, the San Francisco Mint issued the BU and Proof Silver Eagles. Before settling at the West Point Mint in 2001, the BU Silver Eagles were issued by the Philadelphia Mint from 1999 to 2000. The mint never issued the coins again, until 2020 when emergency coining assistance was required amid rising demand for the coins and staffing issues due to COVID-19. In 2021, the coins were again issued early on by the Philadelphia Mint as an emergency release.
Walking Liberty graces the obverse side of 2021 (P) 1 oz Silver American Eagles. Designed by Adolph A. Weinman, the image was inspired by a French coin design known as the “sower” in which a woman walks along in left-profile relief spreading seeds in a farm field. In Weinman’s design, Liberty walks along with her right hand reaching for the sun as her left hand carries branches of oak and laurel.
For the final time, the heraldic eagle features on the reverse face of the 2021 (P) Silver Eagles. Modernized for this release in 1986 by John Mercanti, it shows a powerful bald eagle supporting the US national shield with the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace in its talons. There is also a triangular cluster of 13 stars over its head.
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