Why is the American Silver Eagle one of the most collected coins in the world? Is it because of its United States provenance and guaranteed silver purity? Or maybe it’s due to its 35 years of history, originating in the Reagan administration as a way to spur private silver ownership? Perhaps it’s a result of the coin’s stunning combination of Adolph A. Weinman’s classic Walking Liberty with John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle? There’s only one clear answer: It’s because of ALL those reasons — and more!
Final Release of John Mercanti’s Heraldic Eagle
What makes these 2021-dated coins so significant is that they will the final Silver Eagles to feature John Mercanti’s Heraldic Eagles design that appears on the reverse. The U.S. Mint had announced that 2020 would be the last year to feature the design, but in the fall it confirmed that it would begin its production run of 2021 dated Brilliant Uncirculated bullion Silver Eagles with John Mercanti’s original reverse design, and complete the 2021 run with the new reverse design. This coin was given a Type-1 pedigree to note that it bears the original Mercanti Heraldic Eagle Reverse design. It represents a monumental year for the Silver Eagle Series with a first and a last in the same year of the Mint’s most popular coin!
Plus, each 2021 American Silver Eagle available here has been graded by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) as being in flawless Uncirculated Mint State-70 (MS70) condition, a distinction that means these perfectly-graded coins have ZERO imperfections — showing all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended. In addition, PCGS has also certified that these Silver Eagles are First Day of Issue (FDI) coins, a designation that means they were received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository by the release date or on the business day within 24 hours of the official release date. Collectors seek out these coins because they are produced with new dies and considered to have sharper strikes and deeper mirrors than those that are struck later. Also, the population of coins labeled First Day of Issue is only a fraction of the total mintage. Each coin will come sonically sealed in a blue display frame holder and encapsulated with a special American Flag label.
No matter why you love collecting American Silver Eagles or how you’ve come to appreciate them, we have the 2021 Silver Eagles that are right and ready for your collection. Whether you love them for their art or for their precious metal (or both!) we have the coins that are sure to delight collectors and silver stackers alike!
WEINMAN’S CLASSIC WALKING LIBERTY . . .— Adolph A. Weinman’s iconic Walking Liberty design first made its debut on the 1916 half dollar, lasting three decades before bowing out in 1947. In 1986, this iconic image was reborn for the Silver Eagle with her exquisitely detailed beauty remaining on the coin ever since.
. . . PAIRED FOR THE FINAL TIME WITH JOHN MERCANTI’S HERALDIC EAGLE! – This coin's stoic and symbolic heraldic eagle was created by designer John Mercanti — the most prolific coin and medal designer in United States Mint history! This will be the LAST time the U.S. Mint will use this design and will replace it with a new reverse later in 2021.
EXPERTLY STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – The craftspeople of the U.S. Mint are known around the world for their skill and attention to detail. It's this talent that transforms each one-ounce planchet of 99.9% fine silver into a beautiful piece of numismatic art.
U.S. LEGAL TENDER – Each 2021 Silver Eagle bullion coin is one dollar United States of America legal tender, as seen on the coin’s reverse.
PERFECT UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your 2021 American Silver Eagles has been graded by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) in perfect Mint State-70 (MS70) condition.
TYPE 1 DESIGNATION – This coin was given the Type-1 pedigree to note that it bears the original Mercanti Heraldic Eagle Reverse design.
KEY FIRST DAY OF ISSUE CERTIFICATION – PCGS has certified your coin to be a First Day of Issue (FDI) coin, independent authentication that your coin was released by the mint during the premier day of the series’ issue. It will come sealed in a blue display frame holder and encapsulated with an American Flag label.
Silver Eagles like these are perennial favorites, usually flying out of our vaults as soon as they arrive! Whether you're new to the series, a diehard collector or a silver stacker looking to add to your reserve, this is your chance to secure these 2021 Silver Eagles for your very own. Don't wait — order yours today!
Update 06/22/2021: Security Features Revealed and Obverse Updates
Both the 2021 Type-2 American Silver Eagle Brilliant Uncirculated and Proof coins featuring the new reverse design created by Emily Damsta will include the reeded gap enhanced security feature. As an anti-counterfeiting measure, within the reeded gap edge, there are very small spaces. Whether for future releases, the size or position…