2021-W Silver Type 1 Proof American Eagle NGC PF70 UC FDI 35th Anniversary Label


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Why purchase this 2021-W Silver American Eagle Proof?

Share in the 35th anniversary celebration of the Proof Silver Eagle with this 2021-W piece. This proof is the counterpart to the world’s favorite bullion coin. Both the business strike and the proof debuted in 1986, and this is the final time that West Point Mint struck Proof issues in the series will bear John Mercanti’s Heraldic Eagle reverse design. That design stands to be changed at some point during 2021.

  • This coin was struck from 1 oz of .999 fine silver and boasts a proof finish.
  • This piece bears the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
  • This coin is $1 U.S. legal tender.
  • This is the 35th anniversary edition of the Proof Silver Eagle.
  • This is the final W-Proof issue in the series to bear John Mercanti’s original heraldic eagle reverse design.
  • Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this coin Proof 70.
  • NGC certified this piece First Day of Issue and Ultra Cameo.
  • Grading information is provided on a 35th anniversary label.

Featuring the Exquisite Heraldic Eagle Design of John Mercanti

Obverse: The coin’s obverse bears Adolph Weinman’s Walking Liberty design. Liberty carries oak and laurel branches, which represent military and civilian honors, respectively, as she walks confidently in the morning sun. Her name, “LIBERTY,” spreads throughout the top half of the rim, while the coin’s date, “2021,” and the national motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST,” are also inscribed on this face. Adolph Weinman is best known for designing the Walking Liberty Half Dollar and the Mercury Dime. His other artistic contributions include numerous sculptures, some of which are still displayed prominently in a number of American cities.

Reverse: For the final time John Mercanti’s Heraldic Eagle design appears on the reverse. Based on the Great Seal of the United States, the image consists of an eagle protection a union shield and thirteen stars, which symbolize the original states. These images are encircled by the inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “1 OZ. FINE SILVER,” and “ONE DOLLAR.” John Mercanti spent nearly four decades with the US Mint, including time as its twelfth Chief Engraver. Over the course of his career, he became the most prolific coin and medal designer in American history.

Perfect PF70 UC FDI with 35th Anniversary Label

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) provided the grading information for this coin on a 35th anniversary label. NGC graded the coin Proof 70, which means that it appears perfect even under 5x magnification. NGC also certified this coin Ultra Cameo (UC) and First Day of Issue (FDI). UC means that it exhibits particularly sharp contrasts between heavily frosted devices and deeply mirrored fields, while the FDI designation is reserved for coins that were submitted for grading through an exclusive process.

Don’t miss your chance to own this Proof 2021-W Silver American Eagle.

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