2021 Type 2 Silver American Eagle - 1 Troy Ounce, .999 Pure

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Introduction to the American Silver Eagle (Type 2)

The American Silver Eagle was first introduced in 1986, signed by US President Ronald Reagan via the Liberty Coin Act of 1985 (Public Law 99-51), and has since become one of the most sought-after silver coins in the world. From 2006 to 2011, the United States Mint also produced special American Eagle uncirculated coins in gold, platinum, and silver.

The American Silver Eagle Type-2 design was released in 2021 after the original Type-1 design was no longer minted. These Type-2 coins are in demand and widely recognized nationally and internationally, making them liquid and easily tradable in domestic and global markets.

As legal tender produced by the United States Mint, American Silver Eagles (ASE) are backed by the United States government for their face value, weight, and purity. The Type-2 2021 American Silver Eagle helps mark the 35th anniversary of the American Eagle silver coinage.

History and Significance of the American Silver Eagle (Type 2)

Due to the American Silver Eagle's popularity, design, silver purity, and weight, these silver bullion investment coins tend to be collected for numismatic value or silver melt value. Numismatists, or coin collectors, love the collectible American Silver Eagle Type 2 coin's beauty, details, and high premium command. Silverstackers love the high-quality silver metal, the weight, and the potential to act as a store of value that hedges against inflation. Either way, the American Silver Eagle (Type 2) is a way to secure wealth.

The average silver spot price in 1985 was around $6.13 per ounce. The average spot price of silver in 2022 was $21.76 per ounce.

What are the specifications of the 2021 American Silver Eagle (Type 2)?

The 2021 American Silver Eagle Type-2 design has a face value of one dollar ($1 silver dollar) composed of 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver, and .001 copper, and has a total weight of 31.03 grams. Each American Silver Eagle has a diameter of 40.6 mm and a thickness of 2.98 mm. The edge of each coin is reeded, no matter the edition. Some silver bullion coin collectors have stated that around 14,958,500 American Silver Eagle Type-2 design coins were minted in 2021. With a fineness of .999 (three-nines fine), the American Silver Eagle Type-2 silver coin qualifies for a self-directed precious metal Individual Retirement Account (IRA). The 2021 American Silver Eagle (Type 2) was minted by the US Mint at the Philadelphia Mint, the San Francisco Mint, and the West Point Mint. Some designs have a mint mark; and for the ones that do not, it is possible they were minted at the Philadelphia Mint.

What is the design of the 2021 American Silver Eagle (Type 2)?

The 2021 American Silver Eagle Type 2 is a popular bullion coin minted by the US Mint because it was the year of the design change from Type-1 to Type-2 for the coin. With the 2021 Type-2 design, the reverse side (tails) had an extensive redesign by artists Emily Damstra and Michael Gaudioso, while the obverse side (heads) had some minor changes, such as the inclusion of the artist Adolph Weinman's initials ‘AW' under the motto “In God We Trust.” The Type-2 design also came with added security features such as 201 reed count and a notch along the edge at the 6 o'clock marker, obverse design changes (heads), and reverse design changes (tails).

All American Eagle silver bullion coins have the obverse image that was created by Adolph A. Weinman, who was a student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens. This classic Weinman image was originally used for the Walking Liberty silver half-dollar (90% silver, 10% copper), circulated from 1916 to 1947.

The popular obverse design shared on the Walking Liberty and the Silver American Eagle Type-2 design is of Lady Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap and she is draped in a dress that resembles the U.S. flag (Stars and Stripes). She walks from East to West, towards a setting sun with 13 sunrays representing the 13 colonies, setting behind a mountain on the left side of the coin. With her right arm, she extends her hand; and in her left arm, she carries branches of laurel and an oak branch. The words on the front include “Liberty” and the motto “In God We Trust.” The year is always on the obverse side, as well.

The Type-1 design of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin on the reverse side features the iconic Heraldic Eagle design by US Mint sculptor and Chief Engraver John Mercanti. Sometimes the Heraldic Eagle design is referred to as the Shielded Eagle design.

This Type-2 design on the reverse side (tails) of the 2021 American Silver Eagle coin depicts a flying or landing American bald eagle that is either carrying or landing on an oak branch. To the right of the American eagle, between its tail feathers and the oak branch, is the initials ‘MG' (Michael Gaudioso). To the left of the oak branch are the initials ESD (Emily S. Damstra). The words on the reverse side of the coin include “United States of America,” “One Dollar,” “1 oz. Fine Silver,” and, “E Pluribus Unum.” The mint mark is normally located between the eagle's tail feathers and its left wing.

Alternative silver bullion coins to the American Silver Eagle (Type-2) may include the Royal Canadian Mint's Maple Leafs, the British Royal Mint's Queen's Beasts, the Australian Perth Mint's kangaroos, and some bullion coin issue designs from Niue. To save more on premiums, consider going with silver rounds, silver bars, junk silver coins, or silver coins that typically enjoy lower premiums in general.

How can I store and protect my 2021 American Silver Eagle (Type 2) collection?

When storing your 2021 American Silver Eagle Type-2 design coin, it is important to know your options. For one, most coins are already packaged in a safe and secure plastic capsule or protective packaging. Many of the American Silver Eagles are sent in a single box, boxes, tubes, or monster boxes for large purchases. You can always get more protective capsule casings, boxes, or tubes to protect your silver bullion coins. Two, you can opt for a secure home safe or home vault that is bolted to floorboards or concrete foundation, or hidden from plain sight in your home. Three, you can store in a depository such as the Money Metals Depository, which has a lower cost than most others in the U.S. market.

Where can I sell my 2021 American Silver Eagle (Type 2)?

When selling your 2021 Silver American Eagle Type 2 coin, it is a good idea to only sell to reputable companies that will pay you a fair price based on the secondary market rate and the current silver spot price. Reputable dealers, such as Money Metals Exchange, also pay without delays once your items are received and verified - this process only takes a few days, which ensures quick payment and quick turnaround. To sell your 2021 Type-2 American Silver Eagles, visit the Money Metals website find the item that you wish to sell (be sure it is the 2021 Type-2, as opposed to the Type-1), and click on the “click here to sell to us” button located on the bottom-right of the product. The site will prompt you with directions or to call the Money Metals customer service phone number: 1-800-800-1865

Where can I buy a 2021 American Silver Eagle (Type 2)?

Before buying a Type-2 2021 American Silver Eagle it is important to know a few things. It is first important to know the current silver spot price. This way, you know what a realistic asking price would be relative to the 1 Troy ounce of silver in the coin prior to making a purchase.

Additionally, it is important to know what the average premium is, or company standard overhead charge, so you can find a more specific sale price for these pure silver coins given their condition. Depending on the amount of these silver bullion coins bought at once, there may be an opportunity for reduced premiums for purchases of larger quantities. For example, Money Metals Exchange offers discounts for purchases of quantities 40+, 500+, and 2501+.

Finally, it is important to only buy from reputable dealers, no matter the quantity. An extensive number of people get tricked into buying from unknown sources and paying for silver coin items that are not genuine or they arrive much later than promised.

Money Metals Exchange is a national leader in precious metals and related products, which helps explain a reason why Money Metals was voted as the Best Overall Precious Metals Dealer by Investopedia.

Money Metals Exchange maintains spot prices on the website, 24/7. This enables shoppers to know the current, respective, precious metal spot price, and to know they are being offered a fair price. Money Metals Exchange always lists the spot price along with the premium to be as transparent about pricing as possible with customers and browsers alike.

Money Metals Exchange always sends your precious metals purchases within days of receiving payment, and packages are insured throughout the shipment and delivery process. Money Metals Exchange requires a signature upon delivery to ensure safe and sound receipt of the valuable items.

Money Metals Exchange has been in business since 2010 while maintaining an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and receiving thousands upon thousands of 5-star reviews from satisfied customers all over the United States of America.

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If you have any questions (FAQ) about the Type 2 2021 American Silver Eagle, another year, the Type-1 2021 design, Gold American Eagles, Platinum American Eagles, other silver bullion coins, gold bullion coins, silver rounds, silver bars, silver ingots, spot prices (e.g. gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium), particular currency set or series, sales discounts, placing an order, review past orders, payment method, shipping insurance, sending gifts, return package, storing in the Money Metals Depository, self-directed IRA, or more, please contact our friendly customer care specialists at our phone number: 1-800-800-1865

Product Specifications
Mint Facility: United States Mint
Denomination: $1.00 USD
Date: 2021
Quality / Type: Bullion Strike, Uncirculated Condition
Purity: 99.9% silver
Metal Weight: 1 troy ounce (31.103 grams)
Diameter: 1.598 inches (40.6 mm)
Edge: Reeded
Obverse: Walking Liberty
Reverse: Bald Eagle and Oak Branch
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  • Ernie S.
    December 28th, 2023
    Silver eagle
    Came as advertised. Beautiful coin
  • Bradley J.
    December 21st, 2023
    Silver Eagle
    Very affordable and beautiful coin!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    May 25th, 2022
    Very Nice
    There’s nothing like holding these beautiful American Silver Eagles ! Excellent quality and service! I have been a customer for over a year and recommend Money Metals Exchange!
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    May 23rd, 2022
    Absolutely stunning
    They are absolutely stunning, beautiful.
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    March 6th, 2022
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