Why Buy This PF69 First Releases 2021 Reverse Proof Silver Eagle Type 1 and Type 2 Designer Edition Set with an American Silver Eagle Reverse Label?
The American Silver Eagle was first struck by the U.S. Mint in 1986 and today these are some of the most popular silver bullion coins in the world. 2021 brought the 35th anniversary and the first major design change of the series with the new Type 2 reverse. This American Silver Eagle Designer Edition Set includes two 2021 specimens, one Type 1 and one Type 2, with a reverse proof finish, it’s a must-have for any serious Silver Eagle collector.
- Production of this set was limited to 125,000 pieces.
- The Type 1 reverse proof was struck at West Point.
- The Type 2 reverse proof was struck in San Francisco.
- The Type 2 Silver Eagle includes an interrupted reeded edge that serves as an anti-counterfeiting security measure.
- These coins are certified and housed together in a single slab.
Type 1 and Type 2 Reverses in a Reverse Proof Finish
Obverse: The obverse of these 2021 Silver Eagles is the same as previous coins of the series except the Type 2 Silver Eagle features the designer Adolph Weinman’s artist initials, “AW” on the obverse. The fine details of the Walking Liberty design seem to strike the eye a little differently, but that’s one of the things that people love about the reverse proof finish.
Reverse: The Type 1 specimen has a “W” mint mark in the lower left area of the design and features the classic “Heraldic Eagle” reverse design. This is the heraldic bald eagle design that the series has used since the beginning. The Type 2 specimen features the “Eagle Landing” reverse design and has an “S” mint mark on the right, just above the tip of the eagle’s tail.
PF69 First Releases from NGC with an American Silver Eagle Reverse Label
This two coin set is certified and housed in a single slab from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). They received Proof 69 (PF 69) grades and the First Releases (FR) designation. These specimens are nearly perfect and were submitted within 30 days of their official release. The set that these coins are from is also listed on the label. The label has some art showing both the Type 1 and Type 2 reverse designs.