First issued in 1986 the American Silver Eagle has become far and away the most collected modern silver coin in the World! Now, after 35 years this classic and popular coin is being updated with an enhanced obverse design and a brand new reverse!
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".
Although the West Point Mint is the primary production location for bullion Silver Eagles, in recent years, demand has been extremely strong, and the Mint has been unable to meet the demand. In an effort to keep up, both the Philadelphia and the San Francisco Mints have been used to augment American Silver Eagle Bullion production.
You might be wondering how would one know if they had a Silver Eagle struck from the West Point Mint, the Philadelphia Mint or the San Francisco Mint if the bullion coins do not have a mint mark? The Silver Eagles struck at each of these 3 Mint's have specific serial numbers on their sealed US Mint monster box's that allow the grading services to recognize them upon submission. When Silver Eagles are submitted for grading and can be verified as coming from either West Point, Philadelphia or San Francisco, NGC is adding a (W) designation for West Point, a (P) designation for Philadelphia and an (S) designation for San Francisco on the label.
This 2021 (W) $1 Silver Eagle Type 2 was struck at the West Point Mint and has been certified an MS70 First Strike by PCGS. In addition the label has been hand signed by Emily Damstra the new type 2 Silver Eagle reverse designer for the exclusive PCGS Mint Designer Series.
|Year of Issue||2021|
|Strike Type||Mint State, Type 2|
|Mintmark||(W) - West Point (implied)|
|Label||Emily Damstra Signature, Mint Designer Series|
|Diameter||1.598 in (40.6 mm)|
|Weight||1.000 troy oz (31.103 grams)|