2021-W Proof American Silver Eagle Type 1 Congratulations Set NGC PF69 UC ER


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Why purchase this 2021-W Proof American Silver Eagle from the US Mint’s Congratulations Set?

This Proof Silver Eagle from the U.S. Mint’s Congratulations Set is the perfect way to recognize an achievement of someone special in your life this year. The coin is part of the 35th anniversary issue in the series. It is also the final Proof release in the series to include the heraldic eagle reverse design that John Mercanti created for the series. Mercanti’s design is set to be replaced at some point in 2021.

  • This coin was struck from 1 oz of .999 fine silver.
  • This coin is $1 legal tender in the United States.
  • The product limit of 39,997 is sold-out at the Mint!
  • This proof was struck at the West Point Mint, as evident by its “W” mint mark.
  • This coin was struck as part of the Congratulations Set.
  • It is the final Proof issue in the series to bear John Mercanti’s Heraldic Eagle design.
  • The coin’s obverse bears the historic Walking Liberty design.
  • Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this coin Proof 69.
  • NGC certified this piece Ultra Cameo and Early Releases.

Featuring the Classic Walking Liberty Design of Adolph Weinman

Obverse: On the obverse is the iconic Walking Liberty design that Adolph Weinman created for the Half Dollar of the same name. An American flag-draped Liberty carries laurel and oak branches while extending her right hand as if to greet the morning sun. Inscriptions on this face include her name, “LIBERTY,” the date, “2021,” and the national motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST.” Adolph Weinman played an important role in America’s early 20th century numismatic renaissance. His best known contributions to it were the designs of the Mercury Dime and the Walking Liberty Half Dollar.

Reverse: John Mercanti used the Great Seal of the United States as his model for the reverse design. A heraldic eagle clutches arrows and an olive branch while guarding a union shield under thirteen stars, symbols of the original states. The image is encircled by the rim inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “1 OZ. FINE SILVER,” and “ONE DOLLAR.” John Mercanti spent over three and a half decades working for the US Mint, part of which he spent as its Chief Engraver. To this day he has designed more coins and medals than anyone else in American history.

Nearly Perfect PF69 UC ER

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) awarded this coin its second highest grade, Proof 69. That means that the coin appears flawless to the naked eye. NGC also certified this piece Ultra Cameo (UC) and Early Releases (ER). The UC designation credits it for exhibiting particularly sharp contrasts between heavily frosted devices and deeply mirrored fields, while ER means that it was submitted to NGC for grading within a month of its initial release from the mint.

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Additional information


The United States Mint







Country of Manufacture

United States



Edge Design




Metal Type


Mint Mark

West Point Mint

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