Only two versions of the 2021 Silver American Eagle were issued twice during the 35th-anniversary celebration in 2021. The Type 1 and Type 2 breakdowns included coins issued from January to June and coins issued from July to the end of 2021 production. This breakout consisted of Type 1 coins with the John Mercanti original reverse and Type 2 coins with the new Emily Damstra reverse. Only the BU and W-Proof Silver Eagles were issued in both Type 1 and Type 2 releases. Right now, certified-perfect 2021-W 1 oz Proof Silver American Eagle 35th-Anniversary Coins are available to purchase online from Silver.com.
- Ships to you in protective plastic slabs courtesy of the NGC!
- 35th-anniversary date in the Proof Silver American Eagle Series!
- First release of the new Type 2 design on Proof Silver Eagles!
- Availability of certified perfect coins is limited!
- 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 PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM specimen.
- The obverse of the coin features Walking Liberty.
- On the reverse side is a soaring American bald eagle.
- Includes a W mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Each of the 2021-W 1 oz Proof Silver American Eagle 35th-Anniversary Coins available here comes with plastic slabs and a perfect certification. The PF70 grade indicates a coin that exhibits full, original mint luster and has no detractions of any kind. UCAM specimens are ultra-cameo proof with strong, frosted design elements and deeply-mirrored, clear background fields.
In 2021, the release of Type 2 Silver Eagles marked the start of a new era for the series. Since 1986, John Mercanti’s version of the heraldic eagle had graced the reverse side of all versions of the Silver American Eagle. This design was replaced with the Type 2 release, marking the first change in the design of the Silver Eagle during its three-decade-plus history. Emily Damstra is the designer of the new bald eagle image on the reverse of the coins. She submitted her design as one of 35 possible replacements for the heraldic eagle design.
The obverse of 2021-W Proof Silver American Eagles comes with the Walking Liberty design. In this design from Adolph A. Weinman, Liberty’s full-length figure is captured in left-profile relief as she walks toward the sun on the horizon with her right hand extended, her left carrying the branches of oak and laurel, and the American flag draped around her figure.
On the reverse side of the 2021-W 1 oz Proof Silver Eagle is an image of the American bald eagle. The new design that took over with the Type 2 release, this image from Emily Damstra shows a bald eagle descending into view with its wings raised and its talons clutching an oak branch.
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