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


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

To keep up with customer demand in the face of Covid-19 related production delays, the United States Mint authorized a limited production run of bullion Silver Eagles at the Philadelphia Mint. Such bullion issues are generally struck at the West Point Mint. This piece comes from that historic run. Early 2021 Silver Eagle releases are also some of the final issues that will include John Mercanti’s original heraldic eagle reverse design, which is set to be replaced mid-year.

  • This coin is $1 U.S. legal tender.
  • This piece was struck on a 1 oz planchet of .999 fine silver.
  • This piece is part of the 35th anniversary issue of the Silver Eagle.
  • The Silver Eagle is one of the world’s most popular bullion coins.
  • This is one of the final Silver Eagles to bear the heraldic eagle reverse design of John Mercanti, which will be replaced mid-year.
  • This coin was part of a production run of 495,000 Silver Eagles struck at the Philadelphia Mint.
  • Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this coin Mint State 70.
  • NGC certified this piece First Day of Issue.
  • Grading information comes on an exclusive Eagle label.

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

Obverse: One of the most beloved designs in American history, Adolph Weinman’s Walking Liberty, features on the obverse. The morning sun emerges from beyond the horizon as Liberty, draped in the American flag, carries laurel and oak branches. Inscriptions on this face include the figure’s name, “LIBERTY,” the national motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and the date, “2021.” Adolph Weinman designed the Walking Liberty Half Dollar and the Mercury Dime, as well as other pieces for the US Mint. In addition to his numismatic contributions, he was also a sculptor, and his work remains on display in numerous American cities.

Reverse: A heraldic eagle protects a union shield while holding arrows and an olive branch under thirteen stars on the reverse. John Mercanti used the Great Seal of the United States as his model for the design. Encircling the image along the rim are the inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “1 OZ. FINE SILVER,” and “ONE DOLLAR. john Mercanti was the twelfth Chief Engraver of the US Mint. He has designed more medals and coins than anyone else in American history.

Flawless MS70 FDI with Exclusive Eagle Label

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) provided this coin’s grading information on an exclusive Eagle label. NGC graded the coin Mint State 70, the company’s highest, which means that it appears perfect even under 5x magnification. NGC also certified this piece First Day of Issue, a designation given only to coins that were submitted for grading through an exclusive process. The certification labels also bear both the “Emergency Production Pedigree” and “Struck at the Philadelphia Mint” designation.

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

Additional information


U.S. 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

Mint state



Metal Content

1 oz



Issuing Country

United States


American Eagle