Why purchase this flawless First Releases Proof 2021-W American Silver Eagle Type-2 coin?
After thirty-five years with no major changes to the design, the U.S. Mint has introduced a new reverse image for its American Silver Eagle series in 2021! Dubbed the Type-2, the obverse, historic image of Lady Liberty is unchanged, while the heraldic eagle (Type-1) reverse has been replaced with a dramatic depiction of an eagle preparing to land.
- This is a first year of issue Proof Type-2 2021-W American Silver Eagle coin struck at the West Point Mint.
- The 40.60 mm diameter coin contains 1 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver.
- The coin’s design includes a variation in its reeded edge as a counterfeit deterrent.
- The silver dollar received the First Releases attribution.
Breathtaking Type-2 Silver Eagle Design
Obverse: Lady Liberty is featured on the obverse wrapped in an American flag, while walking towards the rising sun. Inscribed “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “2021.” For the first time in the history of the Silver Eagle series, the initials “AW” appear beneath the motto, crediting the time-honored, patriotic image to Adolph A. Weinman, one of the most prolific sculptors of the early 20th century. This personification of Liberty appeared on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916-1947.
Reverse: An eagle is depicted in descending flight on the reverse, with an oak branch in its grip. Inscribed “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “1 OZ. FINE SILVER,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “ONE DOLLAR” and “W.” The gorgeously detailed rendition of the national bird was created by Emily Damstra, a 2014 and 2017 recipient of the venerated Coin of the Year (COTY) award.
Pristine Proof 70
This 2021-W Type-2 American Silver Eagle proof coin was submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for review within thirty days of its release date and determined to be in flawless Proof 70 Ultra Cameo (UC) condition. The proof silver dollar is encapsulated in a sonically sealed protective holder surrounded by a coordinating silver foil core, accompanied by a NGC certification label confirming its First Releases status.