Why does this NGC certified Mint State 70 First Releases 2021-W Burnished Type-2 Silver Eagle belong in your collection?
2021 marks the 35th anniversary of the United States Mint’s beloved American Silver Eagle series and the debut of a brand-new Type-2 Silver Eagle design. While proof and bullion Silver Eagles issued early in 2021 featured the Type-1 design before the Type-2 design rolled out in mid-2021, Burnished Silver Eagles released in 2021 will only feature the Type-2 design. 2020 was the last year the Type-1 design was issued on an American Burnished Silver Eagle. Don’t miss your chance to mark the start of a new legacy in your collection with this stunning 2021-W Burnished American Silver Eagle.
- This coin was struck at the West Point Mint and features its “W” mint mark.
- This Silver Eagle contains 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- This issue features the Type-2 Silver Eagle design.
- The Type-2 design includes an anti-counterfeit reeded edge gap.
- Adolph Weinman’s artist initials are included on the obverse for the first time
First Year of Issue Type-2 Silver Eagle Design
Obverse: The obverse features Adolph Weinman’s classic Walking Liberty design that was first used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947. On it, Liberty strides across the face of the coin, one arm outstretched to the new day as the other grasps branches of laurel and oak. Inscriptions include “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” the date, “2021,” and Adolph Weinman’s artist initials, “AW”
Reverse: The reverse features Emily Damstra’s “Eagle Landing” design. On it, an eagle in flight clasps a branch in its talons to fortify its nest. The dynamic design is encircled with inscriptions such as “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” the denomination “ONE DOLLAR,” metal content “1 OZ FINE SILVER,” and ” E PLURIBUS UNUM.” Damstra is a member of the United States Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program who also has a MFA degree in science illustration.
Perfect Mint State 70 First Releases
This particular Burnished Silver Eagle was certified by the third-party experts of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) to be in Mint State 70 condition, the highest grade available. This piece also qualified for the First Releases designation which indicates it was graded within 30 days of its release from the United States Mint. This information comes on a First Releases themed certification label.