Since 1986, the United States Mint has released Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition bullion Silver Eagles every year. And, with the understandable exception of 2009, annual Silver Eagle Proofs have always followed close behind. However, there’s one type of Silver Eagle that has a far fewer collective mintage than either one above — the Burnished Silver Eagle. Struck from specially burnished planchets, these Silver Eagles are perennial collector favorites — that is, when they see the light of day! First introduced in 2006, the Burnished Silver Eagle saw three years of production before taking a pause in 2009 and 2010 due to The Great Recession. Minting resumed in 2011 and has been going strong since. Now, the 2021 Eagles have landed!
A Magnificent Matte Finish Meets A New Design!
This 2021 Type 2 Burnished Silver Eagle showcases the best of American artistry and craftsmanship. Adolph A. Weinman’s classic Walking Liberty graces the obverse side while the new Type 2 Eagle designed by Emily Damstra that replaced John Mercanti’s Heraldic Eagle design appears on the reverse. However, the artisans at the West Point Mint add a special dimension to this time-tested standard. Each one ounce blank of 99.9% pure silver is specially burnished, giving the finished Silver Eagle a smooth matte finish. In addition, the coin is also struck with a special “W” mintmark, unlike the BU Silver Eagle. It all comes together in a spectacular coin that your collection can’t be without!
Awesome Additions Make This Eagle Irresistible!
Your legal-tender one dollar U.S. 2021 Type 2 Burnished Silver Eagle also includes these fantastic features:
Your coin will be graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) to be in near-perfect Mint State-69 (MS69) condition, a distinction that means your almost-flawless coin will showcase an impressive full strike and indistinguishable imperfections — well above and beyond the quality of the vast majority of coins in the series.
In addition, your Burnished Silver Eagle will be sonically sealed in an acrylic case with a white core insert – providing you the best in protection while giving you clear sightlines and perfect visual contrast for every beautiful detail. It will also be encapsulated with a special NGC brown label.
While recent production numbers for BU Silver Eagles can be measured in tens of millions, average Burnished Silver Eagle mintages usually count in the low 100,000s. Combine those figures with this Silver Eagle's superb finish and you can see why these coins don’t take up residence in our vault for long. Don’t wait — make this 2021 Type 2 Burnished Silver Eagle yours today!