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First introduced in 1986, the American Eagle Silver Coins have reigned as the #1 selling silver coin in the world. These popular silver collectibles are struck at the San Francisco Mint. The classic Walking Liberty design by Adolph A. Weinman featured on the coin’s obverse has long been a collector favorite. After 35 years, this iconic issue has been refreshed.
Thanks to technological advancements in the design and minting process, it now encompasses some of Weinman’s original details that were not previously possible. The reverse design is completely new. To give the new coins an added level of security, they have also been updated with enhanced security features, including a reeded edge variation. The obverse (heads) features a refreshed depiction of Adolph A. Weinman’s full-length figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the flag, with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left. For the 2021 coin, the United States Mint returned to its original historical assets to render a closer reflection of Weinman’s original vision that includes the addition of his traditional artist mark.
Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “2021.” The new reverse (tails) design features an eagle as it approaches a landing, carrying an oak branch, as if to add it to a nest. Inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "1 OZ. FINE SILVER," and "ONE DOLLAR." Each coin bears the “S” mint mark reflecting its striking at the San Francisco Mint.
The San Francisco Mint has stepped in to strike only 1,000,000 of these beautiful emergency issue coins. This 2021 (S) Emergency Issue Silver American Eagle has been certified by NGC in flawless-strike MS70 and features the 35th Anniversary label.
|Year of Issue||2021|
|Strike Type||Mint State, Type 2|
|Mintmark||(S) - San Francisco (implied)|
|Label||35th Anniversary Label|
|Pedigree||Emergency Production, First Day of Issue|
|Diameter||1.598 in (40.6 mm)|
|Weight||1.000 troy oz (31.103 grams)|