2021 was the 35th anniversary for the Silver American Eagles. The US Mint issued a dizzying array of coins in 2021 to mark this important milestone for the series. Due to the release of a new reverse design element in July 2021, BU and Proof Silver Eagles were issued in Type 1 and Type 2 designs, with Burnished Silver Eagles issued in the Type 2 version only. In addition, the US Mint offered a commemorative reverse-proof set with one of each design featured. Now, certified-perfect 2021-W 1 oz Reverse Proof Silver American Eagles are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside PCGS protective plastic slabs!
- 35th-anniversary date in the Silver American Eagle Series!
- Beautiful reverse proofs!
- Original mintage limited to 125,000 coins only!
- Availability of certified perfect coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of PR70 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- First Strike designation.
- The obverse depicts Walking Liberty.
- On the reverse is the heraldic eagle of the United States.
- W mint mark from the West Point Mint.
As part of the 35th anniversary of the Silver American Eagles in 2021, the US Mint had previously announced plans to replace the heraldic eagle design on the reverse of the coins. This would mark the first change in the three-plus decade history of the coins. From January to June 2021, the US Mint issued Type 1 coins with John Mercanti’s original reverse, before shifting in July to the new Type 2 design on the reverse from Emily Damstra.
One of the most beautiful demonstrations of this change came in the US Mint’s release of a two-coin set with reverse-proof coins. These coins were struck by separate mints, with one coin featuring the heraldic eagle and the other the new soaring bald eagle. The West Point Mint had the duty of striking the Type 1 coins.
The obverse of 2021-W 1 oz Reverse Proof Silver American Eagles comes with a portrait of Walking Liberty. This design shows the full-length figure of Liberty draped in the American flag as she walks in left-profile relief toward the sun on the horizon.
On the reverse of the 2021-W Reverse Proof Silver Eagle is an image of the heraldic eagle of the United States. Modified for this series in 1986 by John Mercanti, the design shows a bald eagle supporting the US national shield as the eagle clutches the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace.
These 2021-W 1 oz Reverse Proof Silver American Eagles are PR70 coins. Considered perfect specimens, each one has full, original mint luster and no distractions. First Strike coins are those specimens received for grading within 30 days of release. As reverse proofs, these coins boast mirrored design elements above frosted background fields.
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