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First introduced in 1986, the American Eagle Silver Coins have reigned as the #1 selling silver coin in the world. 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.
2022 Silver Eagles also boast a security measure in the form of a reeded edge gap anti-counterfeiting security feature that debuted on Type-2 designs in mid-2021. Other differences include the presence of Adolph Weinman's artist initials "AW" on the obverse and the recently-debuted "Eagle Landing" reverse. Legal tender in the United States, struck from one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
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."
This 2022 Silver American Eagle has been certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) in flawless-strike MS70 and is hand signed by the designer Emily Damstra.