Why purchase this Type I 2021 American Silver Eagle?
The American Silver Eagle is one the world’s most popular bullion coins. The series is popular for its stunning beauty and U.S. government backing for weight and purity. Now in its 35th year, the coin is set to have its first major design change in the middle of 2021. That makes this coin one of the the final issues to bear John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle reverse design.
- This coin was struck from 1 oz of .999 fine silver.
- This coin is $1 legal tender in the United States.
- The Silver Eagle Series marks its 35th anniversary in 2021.
- This is one of the final Silver Eagle to include John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle reverse design, which will be replaced mid-year.
- Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this coin Mint State 70.
- NGC certified this coin First Releases.
- Grading information is provided on a Joe Biden-themed Label.
Patriotic Great Seal Design by John Mercanti
Obverse: Adolph Weinman’s iconic Walking Liberty design, which appeared on the half dollar from 1916-1947, features on the obverse. Liberty is draped in the American flag as she carries laurel and oak branches at sunrise. Inscriptions on the obverse include her name, “LIBERTY,” the date, “2021,” and the national motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST.” Adolph Weinman sculpted numerous works, many of which remain on display in American cities. His most famous numismatic contributions are the Walking Liberty Half Dollar and the Mercury Dime.
Reverse: John Mercanti designed the reverse, modeling it off of the Great Seal of the United States. Thirteen stars represent the original states at the top, while an eagle guards a union shield below. These images are encircled by three rim inscriptions, which read, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “1 OZ. FINE SILVER,” and “ONE DOLLAR.” John Mercanti spent well over three decades with the U.S. Mint, including time as its Chief Engraver. Nobody in American history has designed more coins and medals than he has.
Flawless MS70 FR with Biden Label
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this piece Mint State 70, which means that it appears perfect even under 5x magnification. The grading company also certified this coin First Releases, which indicates that it was submitted for grading within a month of its initial mint release. Grading information comes on a label that bears a picture of the 46th President of the United States of America, Joe Biden.