Tentative 2021-S Silver Proof Set Designs
The Lincoln Cent, the Jefferson Nickel, the Roosevelt Dime, and the Kennedy Half Dollar should 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.
In 2019 and 2020, the United States Mint included a bonus coin in the annual Proof and Mint set releases. In 2019 the first Lincoln Cents that were both struck at the West Point Mint and bear a “W” mint mark were included with the Proof, Silver Proof, and Mint set releases. The 2020 sets saw the inclusion of the first West Point Mint Jefferson Nickels that bear the “W” mint mark. In both years, such a coin was included with each set, each bearing a different finish. It remains unclear if this tradition will continue in 2021.
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