Introduced in 1986, the American Eagle Silver Uncirculated (Burnished) Coins are collector versions of the official United States Mint American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins. These popular silver collectibles are struck at the West Point 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 “W” mint mark reflecting its striking at the West Point Mint.
This 2021-W Burnished Silver American Eagle is:
|Year of Issue||2021|
|Strike Type||Burnished, Type 2|
|Mintmark||W - West Point|
|Label||Michael Guadioso Signature, U.S. Mint Engraver Series|
|Pedigree||First Day of Issue|
|Diameter||1.598 in (40.6 mm)|
|Weight||1.000 troy oz (31.103 grams)|