Last Flight for the Silver Eagle’s Heraldic Eagle Design
America’s Silver Eagle is one of the most collected coins in the world. But now, after 35 years of excellence, this fantastic coin is about to get a makeover. Since its debut in 1986, it has always featured a stunning combination of Adolph A. Weinman’s classic Walking Liberty design on the obverse paired with John Mercanti’s Heraldic Eagle. But beginning later in 2021, Mercanti’s design will be no more — but not before the design is struck for one final time with the first Silver Eagles to take flight in 2021.
Final Release of John Mercanti’s Popular Design
You read that right; these 2021-dated Silver Eagles will be the final go-round for John Mercanti’s Heraldic Eagle design. That’s because the U.S. Mint had announced early in 2020 that would be replacing the design in 2021. Mint officials also confirmed that they would begin its production run of 2021 dated 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. This 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!
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 metal (or both!) we have a special offering of this classic beauty struck at the U.S. Mint’s branch mint at West Point.
High-Grade Silver Eagles Ready for Your Collection
Each 2021 One-Ounce Silver Eagle available in this offer has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in flawless Proof-70 Ultra Cameo (PF70UC) condition, a distinction that means your perfectly-graded proof will have ZERO imperfections — showing all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended. In addition, NGC has certified that these Silver Eagle are First Releases (FR) coins, a designation that means your coin was received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within the first 30 days of its release. 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. It will also come sonically sealed in an acrylic holder with an Eagle label.
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 West Point 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 beautiful pieces of numismatic art.
U.S. LEGAL TENDER – Each 2021 American Silver Eagle is one dollar United States of America legal tender, as seen on the coin’s reverse.
PERFECT PROOF CONDITION – Your 2021 One-Ounce Silver Eagle has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) in perfect Proof-70 Ultra Cameo (PF70UC) 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 RELEASES CERTIFICATION – NGC has certified that your Silver Eagle is n First Releases (FR) coin, meaning that it was among the first struck by the mint and was verified within the first 30 days of issue. It will come in an acrylic holder with an Eagle 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 a 2021 Silver Eagle in gorgeous Proof condition for your very own. Don’t wait — order yours today!
By: Sean McConeghy
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