First issued in 1986, the American Silver Eagle has become far and away the most collected modern silver coin in the World! The Burnished Silver Eagle which made it's debut in 2006 has become a favorite among savvy U.S. coin collectors due it being the rarest of the 3 regularly issued Silver Eagle varieties. Now for the first time in 35 years the classic American Silver Eagle is being updated with an enhanced obverse design and a brand new reverse design!
The classic Walking Liberty design by Adolph Weinman is still featured on the obverse of the Type 2 Silver Eagle. However, thanks to technological advancements in the design and minting process, Liberty now encompasses some of Weinman's original details that were not previously possible!
The new reverse was designed by the artist Emily Damstra and sculpted by U.S. Mint Engraver Michael Gaudioso. It features an eagle as it approaches a landing, carrying an oak branch, as if to add it to it's nest. Also included in the reverse design are the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", "E PLURIBUS UNUM", "1 OZ FINE SILVER" and "ONE DOLLAR".
This 2021 W $1 Burnished Silver Eagle Type 2 was struck at the West Point Mint and has been certified MS70 First Strike by PCGS and features the exclusive West Point picture core.