Silver American Eagles from the United States Mint were authorized for production and distribution by the Liberty Coin Act of 1985. Under the legislation, the coins must be struck to meet demand by investors with no mintage caps in place. When the West Point Mint’s coining capacity is stretched, the San Francisco Mint offers supplemental assistance in producing the coins. Today, 2021 (S) 1 oz Silver American Eagles in perfect condition are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you in protective plastic slabs from the NGC!
- 35th-anniversary release of 1 oz Silver American Eagles!
- Availability of certified perfect coins is limited!
- 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 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release specimens.
- On the obverse is Walking Liberty.
- The reverse features the heraldic eagle.
From 1986 to 1998, the San Francisco Mint was the branch facility responsible for coining BU Silver Eagles. In 1999 and 2000, the Philadelphia Mint took over production of the coins. As of 2001, the West Point Mint branch facility has been responsible for coining the Silver Eagles. As of 2011, the San Francisco Mint strikes small batches of BU Silver Eagles to help the US Mint meet demand for the coins during periods of surging interest.
All 2021 (S) 1 oz Silver American Eagles listed here come with perfect certifications from the NGC. Coins with a Mint State 70 grade have full, original mint luster and present with no detracting flaws of any kind. An Early Release specimen is one that the NGC received within 30 days of the initial release date for certification.
On the obverse of 2021 (S) Silver American Eagles is an image of Walking Liberty. Created by Adolph A. Weinman, this vision of Lady Liberty in left-profile relief initially featured on the US half dollar from 1916 to 1947. It was revived in 1986 for the debut of the Silver American Eagle Series.
The reverse field of 2021 (S) 1 oz Silver Eagles includes John Mercanti’s version of the heraldic eagle of the United States. This design was modified in 1986 based on countless other versions of the national emblem. It shows a powerful bald eagle in front-facing relief as it supports the US national shield while clutching the arrows of war in one talon and the olive branch of peace in the other.
This is the final release of (S) Silver American Eagles to feature the heraldic eagle design. The 2021 release of Silver American Eagles starts with the original designs of Walking Liberty and the Heraldic Eagle, but by mid-2021, the US Mint will debut its new reverse design element to replace the heraldic eagle going forward.
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