2021-W Type II Proof Silver Eagle Designs
The Type II Proof Silver Eagle will bear Adolph Weinman’s Walking Liberty on the obverse. Liberty wears a Phrygian cap and is draped in the American flag as she carries laurel and oak branches. She extends her right hand forward as though greeting the morning sun, which is just starting to emerge from beyond the horizon. Obverse inscriptions read, “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “2021.” The Type-II version notably includes Weinman's artist initials, “AW” on the obverse for the first time in the series.
The new design was created by Emily Damstra and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso. An eagle spreads its wings while carrying an oak branch; perhaps one used to build its nest. To the right is the statutory inscription “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” The design is encircled by the same three rim inscriptions as appeared on the Type I version, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “ONE DOLLAR,” and “1 OZ. FINE SILVER,” though these inscriptions have been rearranged for this new look.
The Type-II also includes an anti-counterfeit reeded edge variation as a first-ever security feature in the series!