2021-(P) American Silver Eagle Struck at Philadelphia Mint – Emergency Production Type 1 NGC MS70 Brown Label


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Why order this Philadelphia Mint Emergency Production 2021-(P) Type I American Silver Eagle?

The American Silver Eagle marks its 35th anniversary in 2021. To keep up with demand and offset production delays during the covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. Mint authorized a production run of bullion Silver Eagles at the Philadelphia Mint. This coin comes from that run production, which makes it a fantastic keepsake from these interesting times. This Type I Silver Eagle is also one of the last to bear John Mercanti’s original heraldic eagle reverse design, which is set to change mid-year.

  • This coin is $1 U.S. legal tender.
  • The Silver Eagle is one the world’s most popular bullion coins.
  • This piece comes from the 35th anniversary issue.
  • This is one of the final bullion issues to bear the heraldic eagle reverse design of John Mercanti, dubbed the Type-1 or T-1 design.
  • This coin was struck from 1 oz of .999 fine silver.
  • This piece was part of an authorized production run of 495,000 Silver Eagles at the Philadelphia Mint.
  • Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this coin Mint State 70.
  • NGC provided the grading information on a brown label.

Featuring for the Final Time John Mercanti’s Heraldic Eagle Design

Obverse: The coin’s obverse bears the iconic Walking Liberty design of Adolph Weinman. Weinman’s design comes from his Walking Liberty Half Dollar. It shows Liberty carrying laurel and oak branches as the morning sun emerges from beyond the horizon. The obverse inscriptions read, “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “2021.” Adolph Weinman designed the Walking Liberty Half Dollar and the Mercury Dime, two of the most beloved coins in American history. Weinman also sculpted numerous works, many of which remain on display in cities across America.

Reverse: John Mercanti’s original reverse design features a heraldic eagle protecting a union shield under thirteen stars. The eagle holds arrows and an olive branch. Inscriptions along the rim read, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “1 OZ. FINE SILVER,” and “ONE DOLLAR.” John Mercanti spent over three and a half decades with the U.S. Mint, including time as its Chief Engraver. During his career, he designed more coins and medals than anyone else in the institution’s history.

Impeccable MS70 with Brown Label

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) provided the grading information for this coin on a classic brown certification label. The grading company awarded this coin its highest grade, Mint State 70. That grade is only given to coins that appear perfect under 5x magnification. This piece has also received NGC’s Emergency Production pedigree and Struck at Philadelphia designation.

Don’t miss your chance to own this Type I 2021-(P) Philadelphia Mint Emergency Production American Silver Eagle.

Additional information


The United States Mint







Country of Manufacture

United States



Edge Design




Metal Type


Mint Mark


Obverse Design

Walking Liberty

Obverse Designer

Adolph A. Weinman

Reverse Design

Heraldic Eagle

Reverse Designer

John M. Mercanti



Strike Type







American Eagle





Metal Content

1 oz

Metal Purity


Precious Metal Form


Issuing Country

United States