Why purchase this exceptionally graded Burnished 2021-W American Silver Eagle Type-2 coin?
The U.S. Mint launched the American Silver Eagle series in 1986. In 2006, in celebration of the series’ 20th Anniversary, the Mint introduced an exciting new variety of the coin with a burnished finish. To mark the series’ 35th anniversary in 2021, the Mint has modified the coin’s reverse design for the first time ever! This 2021 dated example of the series represents the first year of issue of the new Eagle Landing Type-2 Silver Eagle design in burnished format.
- This 2021-W American Silver Eagle Type-2 coin contains 1 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver.
- The 40.60 mm diameter coin is a product of the West Point Mint.
- The silver dollar includes newly-developed security features such as an anti-counterfeit reeded edge.
- The coin qualified for the distinctive First Strike designation.
Breathtaking Silver Eagle Type-2 Imagery
Obverse: Lady Liberty appears on the obverse at daybreak, walking while draped in an American flag, accompanied by the inscriptions “LIBERTY,” “2021” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.” This rendition of Liberty, designed by renowned early 20th century sculptor Adolph A. Weinman, was initially designed for the 1916 Walking Liberty Half Dollar. The powerful image has adorned the Silver Eagle since its inaugural 1986 release, however the Type-2 style acknowledges Mr. Weinman’s artistry for the first time with the inclusion of his “AW” monogram.
Reverse: On the reverse, an eagle is portrayed with its wings lifted as it prepares to land, with an oak branch gripped in its talons. Inscribed “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “1 OZ. FINE SILVER,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “W” and “ONE DOLLAR.” The Type -2 Eagle Landing image is credited to acclaimed artist Emily Damstra, whose previous designs for the U.S. Mint include the reverses of the 2019 River of No Return Wilderness and the 2021 Tallgrass Prairie America the Beautiful quarters.
Magnificently Minted Specimen 69
This 2021-W Burnished American Silver Eagle Type-2 coin is considered to be in Specimen 69 condition by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). Expect the silver dollar to feature a beautifully sharp strike, virtually flawless satin-like surfaces and fabulous eye appeal. For submission to the grading service within thirty days of release, the coin was also awarded the First Strike attribution. The 1 oz. silver coin is presented in a sonically sealed PCGS protective holder with a patriotic American flag style certification label.