Why purchase this Type 2 2021 American 1 oz Silver Eagle?
The Type 2 Silver Eagle debuts in mid-2021 with several important changes and improvements. Adolph Weinman’s artist mark has been added to the obverse, and breaks in the serration of the edges serve as a new security feature. The biggest change, though, is that a Landing Eagle design by Emily Damstra replaces the original reverse design, an adaptation of the Great Seal of the United States by John Mercanti. With the change made mid-year, collectors also enjoy the unique opportunity to own two types of coins in this series from the same year.
- This coin is $1 U.S. legal tender.
- This coin was struck from 1 oz of .999 fine silver.
- This is part of the 35th anniversary edition of the American Silver Eagle.
- This Type 2 version of the coin has new security features, including breaks in the serrated edge.
- This release has the first ever major reverse design change in the series.
- Emily Damstra’s Landing Eagle design replaces John Mercanti’s adaptation of the Great Seal of the United States.
- Adolph Weinman’s artist mark has been added to the obverse.
- Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) graded this coin Mint State 69.
- PCGS certified this piece First Day of Issue.
- This coin’s grading information comes on an American flag label.
New Landing Eagle Design by Emily Damstra
Obverse: Adolph Weinman’s Walking Liberty design retains its place on the obverse. The early morning sun shines on Liberty as she carries laurel and oak branches. Her name, “LIBERTY,” spreads throughout the top half of the rim, while additional obverse inscriptions include the date, “2021,” and the national motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST.”
Reverse: Emily Damstra’s Landing Eagle design replaces the original reverse design of John Mercanti. Sculpted by Michael Gaudioso, the image shows an eagle with its wings spread as it prepares to land with an oak branch in its talons. Rim inscriptions have been rearranged but remain the same, reading, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “ONE DOLLAR,” and “1 OZ. FINE SILVER.” Also included just inside the last of them is the statutory motto “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Virtually Flawless MS69 FDI with Flag Label
Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) provided the grading information for this coin on an American flag label. The grading company awarded this piece a grade of Mint State 69, which means that it appears perfect to the naked eye. PCGS also certified this piece First Day of Issue.