2021-W Proof Silver American Eagle Type 1 NGC PF69 UC


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Why order this Silver 2021-W Proof American Eagle?

Fans of the world’s favorite bullion coin, the American Silver Eagle, are sure to love this proof counterpart. This coin has been around as long as the bullion piece, and 2021 marks the 35th anniversary of the series. 2021 will be an exciting year for the American Silver Eagle as in mid-2021 the reverse, which has featured John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle design since the series’ debut in 1986, will transition to a new design! This 2021-W Proof Silver Eagle marks the final time the U.S. Mint will strike a Proof Silver Eagle at the West Point Mint with the original heraldic eagle reverse design. A Proof Silver Eagle bearing the new design will be released later in the year. Whether as a standalone piece or as an addition to an existing collection, this coin is sure to be prized for decades to come.

  • This coin was struck from 1 oz of .999 fine silver.
  • This product sold out at the U.S. Mint within 10 minutes of being available!
  • This coin is $1 U.S. legal tender.
  • The coin bears the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
  • This coin bears designs of two icons of American numismatics, Adolph Weinman and John Mercanti.
  • This coin earned Numismatic Guaranty Corporation’s (NGC’s) second highest grade, Proof 69.
  • This coin was given the Type-1 pedigree to note that it bears the original Mercanti Heraldic Eagle reverse design.
  • The proof was also certified Ultra Cameo.

Featuring the Classic Walking Liberty Design of Adolph Weinman

Obverse: Adolph Weinman’s obverse design shows Liberty carrying laurel and oak branches against a backdrop of the morning sun. The design comes from the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. Obverse inscriptions include the figure’s name, “LIBERTY,” the national motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and the date, “2021.” Adolph Weinman was one of the most consequential contributors to America’s numismatic rebirth in the early 1900s. His most famous coins were the Walking Liberty Half Dollar and the Mercury Dime. He was also a sculptor, and many of his works are on display in different American cities.

Reverse: On the reverse is an adaptation of the Great Seal of the United States by John Mercanti. Under thirteen stars, which represent the original states, an eagle protects a union shield while holding arrows and an olive branch. IThe image is encircled by rim inscriptions that read, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “1 OZ. FINE SILVER,” and “ONE DOLLAR.” John Mercanti spent more than three and a half decades with the US Mint, including time as its Chief Engraver. He has created more designs for coins and medals than anyone else in American history.

Virtually Flawless PF69 UC

This coin earned the second highest grade given out by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), Proof 69. This proof was also certified Ultra Cameo, which means that its contrasts between heavily frosted devices and deeply mirrored fields are particularly sharp.

Add this Silver 2021-W American Eagle Proof to your collection today!

Additional information


U.S. Mint







Country of Manufacture

United States



Edge Design




Metal Type


Mint Mark

West Point

Obverse Design

Walking Liberty

Obverse Designer

Adolph A. Weinman

Reverse Design

Heraldic Eagle

Reverse Designer

John M. Mercanti



Strike Type




Metal Content

1 oz



Issuing Country

United States


American Eagle