Why order this Type 2 2021 American 1 oz Silver Eagle?
The American Silver Eagle has been one of the world’s favorite bullion coins for decades. Now on its 35th anniversary, the series is getting a major reverse design change for the first time. Emily Damstra’s Landing Eagle design replaces John Mercanti’s adaptation of the Great Seal of the United States. This reverse design change took place mid-year, which means that collectors now have the chance to own two types of Silver Eagles from the same year.
- This coin is $1 legal tender in the United States.
- This coin was struck from 1 oz of .999 fine silver.
- The coin is part of the 35th anniversary issue of the American Silver Eagle.
- The American Silver Eagle is one of the most popular bullion coins in the world.
- This is the Type 2 version of the coin, which replaced the Type 1 version in mid-2021.
- This is the first edition of the coin not to bear both of the original designs.
- John Mercanti’s reverse design has been replaced by a design by Emily Damstra.
- This new type of Silver Eagle has additional security features.
- Adolph Weinman’s artist mark is included on the obverse for the first time.
- Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this coin Mint State 70.
- NGC certified this piece First Day of Issue.
- Grading information is provided on a silver foil label.
Powerful Landing Eagle Design by Emily Damstra
Obverse: The coin’s obverse design comes from Adolph Weinman’s Walking Liberty Half Dollar. Draped in the American flag, Liberty carries oak and laurel branches in the early morning sun. Weinman’s artist mark is included for the first time. Additional obverse inscriptions note the central figure’s name, “LIBERTY,” America’s national motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and the date, “2021.” Adolph Weinman was a major contributor to the American numismatic renaissance of the early 20th century. His best known contributions to the effort were the Walking Liberty Half Dollar and the Mercury Dime.
Reverse: The new reverse design was created by Emily Damstra and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso. It shows an eagle preparing to land while clutching an oak branch in its talons. While their placement has been altered, the rim inscriptions remain the same as on previous Silver Eagles, reading, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “ONE DOLLAR,” and “1 OZ. FINE SILVER.” “E PLURIBUS UNUM” is inscribed just inside the last of those.
Flawless MS70 FDI with Silver Foil Label
The experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this coin Mint State 70, which means that it appears perfect even under 5x magnification. NGC also certified the coin First Day of Issue. This information is provided on a silver foil label.