Available since 1986, the American Silver Eagle coin will receive its first major overhaul in 35 years with the release of 2021 Type 2 coins. On the 35th-anniversary release of the series, the US Mint has developed new American eagle designs for the reverse field of both the American Silver Eagle and American Gold Eagle collections. Right now, 2021 1 oz American Silver Eagle Type 2 Coins are available to purchase online from GoldClub Direct.
Each of the 2021 1 oz American Silver Eagle Type 2 Coins available in this product listing come in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Individual coins in this series come in protective plastic flip, with multiples packaged inside of plastic tubes of 20 coins or Monster Boxes of 500 coins. The Monster Box holds a total of 25 individual plastic tubes.
The redesign of the American Silver Eagle coin took several months across 2020 for the US Mint to narrow down. The original list of possible designs considered by coinage groups and the US Mint included some 35 different designs. In the end, a new depiction of the American bald eagle in its natural element was chosen to replace John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle. Emily Damstra is the designer of the new reverse image for the collection. The enhanced image of Walking Liberty on the obverse includes the reintroduction of Adolph A. Weinman’s artistic signature mark on the field, bringing the modern design closer to the original 1916 image.
The obverse side of the 2021 American Silver Eagle Type 2 Coin features the Walking Liberty design from Adolph A. Weinman. This design was first developed in 1916 and originally used on the US Mint’s half dollar. The image shows Liberty in left-profile relief walking toward the sun on the horizon. Beneath the “TR” in the inscription of “In God We Trust” is where you will find Weinman’s signature mark consisting of his “AW” initials.
On the reverse field of 2021 1 oz Silver Eagle Type 2 Coins is a new depiction of the American bald eagle. Now featured in a more life-like design, the American bald eagle swoops down into view with its wings flexed behind its back and a large oak branch in its talons. Emily Damstra chose to include an oak branch with the eagle as the oak is the national tree of the United States and is a well-known symbol of strength.