The Silver Eagles from the United States Mint were released in two waves in 2021. To mark the 35th anniversary of the series, the US Mint introduced a new reverse design element for the first time in the history of the series. Before releasing the brand-new reverse design, the US Mint issued the 2021 coins in the first half of the year with the original heraldic eagle design. Today, 2021 Silver American Eagle 2-Coin Sets are available with gilded finishes online at Silver.com.
Coin Set Highlights:
- Available to ship to you in protective capsules with a two-coin presentation box!
- 35th-anniversary release of Silver American Eagles!
- 24-karat gold gilded layer!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver per coin.
- The individual face values of $1 (USD) are fully backed by the US government.
- On the obverse is an image of Walking Liberty.
- The reverse side of the Type 1 coin has the heraldic eagle, while the reverse field of Type 2 coins depicts a soaring eagle.
The Type 1 coins in the 2021 Silver Eagle release were available during the first half of the calendar year and feature the original design. Created by John Mercanti, the heraldic eagle is a modern take on a design element that was developed originally in the 1790s by Robert Scot, the 1st Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. The Type 2 coins debuted in July 2021 with a new design element from Emily Damstra.
All of the 2021 Silver American Eagle Two-Coin Sets come with Type 1 and Type 2 coins from the 2021 release of Silver Eagles at the US Mint. Each coin is housed in its own protective capsule and the two are set together within a presentation box. The coins have a gilded finish on just one side of each coin. The Type 1 coin has a 24-karat gold layer on the obverse design of Walking Liberty, while the Type 2 coin has its 24-karat gold layer on the reverse design of the bald eagle from Emily Damstra.
On the obverse of 2021 Silver American Eagles in this two-coin set is Walking Liberty. This image was created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman for the US Mint to use on the circulation half-dollar coin.
The reverse side of the coins in the 2021 Silver American Eagle Two-Coin Set features the old design and the new. The Type 1 coin has the heraldic eagle design from John Mercanti, while the reverse of the Type 2 coin has the new soaring bald eagle from Emily Damstra.
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