2021-S Silver Proof Set Designs
The United States Mint recently revealed that seven coins will be included in the 2021-S Silver Proof Set including the final America the Beautiful quarter design honoring the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. The Lincoln Cent, the Jefferson Nickel, the Roosevelt Dime, and the Kennedy Half Dollar will all feature their traditional designs, including portraits of the President for whom the coin is named on the obverse. The two coins of particular note are the final issue in the America the Beautiful (ATB) Series and the Sacagawea Half Dollar. Both have military themes.
The final issue in the ATB Series features the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. The Tuskegee Airmen were African-American bombardiers, navigators, and pilots trained at Moton Field and two other sites near the Tuskegee Institute. The design shows an airman putting on his helmet as two plans fly low in the background. Inscriptions on the reverse include “TUSKEGEE AIRMEN,” “ALABAMA,” and “THEY FOUGHT TWO WARS.”
The Sacagawea dollar will feature its traditional obverse design in which the famous Native American holds her son, Jean-Baptiste, on her back. The reverse will bear a design that honors the service of Native Americans in the U.S. military.
A second Silver Proof quarter will be included in this set which features a design of General George Washington Crossing the Delaware River, which will start appearing on circulating coinage following the conclusion of the ATB series.