New San Francisco Silver Eagle Proofs Take Flight In 2021!
The New American Silver Eagle Comes In For a Landing
The new Silver Eagle reverse design is the work of Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) artist Emily Damstra and was sculpted by Mint Medallic Artist Michael Gaudioso. It displays a full image of a Bald Eagle coming in for a landing with an oak branch held in its talons as if to add to its nest. As the second design for 2021, these Silver Eagles coins have been given a Type 2 pedigree to differentiate them from the Type 1 coins that bear the original Mercanti Heraldic Eagle reverse design. It also represents a monumental year for the Silver Eagle Series with both a first AND a last in the same year of the Mint’s most popular coin!
Coveted Proof Versions from the San Francisco Mint
The Proof version of this spectacular coin has always featured razor-sharp details and impressive mirrored finishes. They are struck in the thousands compared to the millions for the bullion editions. And now you can order the 2021 proof version specially struck at the San Francisco Mint. If you’ve already acquired the 2021 Silver Eagle Proof struck at the West Point Mint and want to complete your collection, you’ll want to get one of these coins ASAP due to the fact that they are struck in smaller quantities than their counterparts from West Point. That’s why you’ll need to act fast because who knows how long before these coins disappear into hands of other eager collectors!
A Pair of New Added Features
With the new Silver Eagle comes a pair of new features. First is an enhanced security feature consisting of an anti-counterfeit reeded edge instituted by the Mint for the first time. This feature incorporates small gaps within the edge. The next new addition are the initials of Adolph Weinman, designer of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar struck from 1916 to 1947 and the design used for the obverse of the Silver Eagle. This marks the first time Weinman’s initials have been added to the coin and they appear directly under the “In God We Trust” motto on the coin’s obverse.
Perfect Proof Silver Eagles From Among The First Released
This 2021-S Type 2 American Silver Eagle Proof was expertly crafted by the mint from hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes to produce beautifully frosted details rising over mirror-like fields! In fact, each coin available here has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in flawless Proof-70 Ultra Cameo (PF70UC) condition, a distinction that means these perfectly-graded proofs have ZERO imperfections — showing all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended.
In addition, NGC has certified that these Proofs are First Releases (FR) coins, a designation that means they were received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within the first 30 days of their release. Plus, each will come sonically sealed in an acrylic holder and encapsulated with an exclusive Bald Eagle label.