Why order this Type 2 2021 American 1 oz Silver Eagle?
Share in the U.S. Mint’s celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Silver Eagle with this Type 2 2021 release. This is the second type not only in the history of the series but also in 2021, as it replaced the Type 1 variety mid-year. This release marks the first time in the history of the series that an issue did not have both of the original designs. This makes it an important issue for collectors.
- This coin was struck on a 1 oz planchet of .999 fine silver.
- This Silver Eagle is $1 US legal tender.
- This is part of the 35th anniversary issue of the Silver Eagle.
- This is the Type 2 variety of the coin, which replaced the Type 1 variety mid-2021.
- The American Silver Eagle is one of the world’s most collected bullion coins.
- This issue has a new reverse design for the first time in the history of the series.
- Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this coin Mint State 70.
- NGC certified this piece First Day of Issue.
Patriotic Eagle Landing Design by Emily Damstra
Obverse: Featuring on the obverse is the traditional Walking Liberty design of Adolph Weinman, which first appeared on the half dollar of the same name. Draped in the American flag, Liberty carries laurel and oak branches as the morning sun begins to rise. Obverse inscriptions note her name, “LIBERTY,” the national motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and the date, “2021.” Adolph Weinman was a sculptor and designed two of the most important coins in American history, the Walking Liberty Half Dollar and the Mercury Dime. His sculptural work continues to be displayed in numerous American cities.
Reverse: Emily Damstra’s new reverse design was sculpted by Michael Gaudioso. An eagle spreads its wings while preparing to land with an oak branch in its talons. Inscriptions along the rim are the same as on the Type 1 coin, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “1 OZ. FINE SILVER,” and “ONE DOLLAR.” Just inside these inscriptions is the motto “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Perfect MS70 FDI
This coin earned Numismatic Guaranty Corporation’s (NGC’s) highest grade, Mint State 70. That grade is only given to coins that appear perfect under 5x magnification. This piece was also certified First Day of Issue, a designation only available for coins that were submitted for grading through a special process.