2021 Type 1 Proof Silver American Eagle - 1 Troy Oz .999 Pure

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2021 Proof American Silver Eagle: A Collector's Guide

The 2021 Proof American Silver Eagle, adorned with the esteemed Type 1 design for its final issuance, represents an exceptional addition to any collection, known for its unparalleled design, impeccable craftsmanship, and considerable melt value. This proof coin marks a significant chapter in the American Silver Eagle series, initiated by the United States Mint in 1986, with the Type 1 design concluding its legacy in mid-2021 before transitioning to the Type 2 design.

Highly valued for its embodiment of one of the most iconic designs in the history of American numismatics, the Proof Silver Eagles series has consistently attracted attention for its investment quality and desirability among collectors, thanks to its pure silver content and outstanding craftsmanship. Every coin is securely encased in protective packaging to ensure its mint condition and visual appeal.

Although these proof silver coins are nominally valued at one dollar currency, their real value in precious metals far exceeds this face value. These US Mint Proof Silver Eagle coins are valued higher than standard silver bullion coins. These American Eagle coins are not graded.

Coin Highlights:

  • Content: Struck from .999 fine silver, the 2021 Proof American Silver Eagle with the Type 1 design achieves a purity level of 99.9%, enhancing its appeal to both coin collectors and precious metal investors. It is suitable for inclusion in IRA accounts.

  • Weight: This coin has a weight of 31.103 grams, or 1 troy ounce, aligning with the high standards set by the Silver Eagle series.

  • Diameter: It measures 40.6 mm in diameter, offering an expansive surface to showcase the detailed design.

  • Thickness: The coin's robust thickness of 2.98 mm affords it a durable and weighty presence.

  • Edge: Featuring a reeded edge with 201 reeds, this design aspect adds to the coin's tactile and visual appeal. The Type 1 design is recognized for its uninterrupted reeding.

  • Iconic Design: The coin's obverse image features the revered "Walking Liberty" by Adolph A. Weinman, a testament to freedom and hope. The reverse, until the switch to Type 2 in September 2021 (Emily Damstra), displays John Mercanti's classical heraldic eagle design, a powerful symbol of America's strength.

  • Mintage: The U.S. Mint has classified the 2021 Proof American Silver Eagles as a collectible limited edition, highlighting its rarity and value. Only 327,335 of the 2021 type 1 Proof American Silver Eagles were minted.

  • Mint Location: Precision minted at the West Point Mint, evidenced by the "W" mint mark on the reverse.

  • Collectibility: Its proof finish, characterized by a mirror-like surface, significantly boosts its attractiveness to collectors.

  • Certificate of Authenticity: Each coin is issued with a COA, ensuring its authenticity.

Design and Designer:

  • Obverse: Adolph A. Weinman's "Walking Liberty" graces the obverse, initially featured on the Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947. This design captures Lady Liberty in stride, cloaked in the American stars and stripes flag, extending her right hand in welcome while clutching a laurel branch and oak branch in her left, striding towards a promising dawn horizon highlighted by 13 sun rays, representing the original colonies.

  • Reverse: The reverse, until mid-2021, bore John Mercanti's heraldic eagle design — an eagle behind a liberty shield, grasping an olive branch and arrows in its talons, "E PLURIBUS UNUM" in a banner in the eagle's beak, under 13 stars representing the original thirteen colonies, encircled by “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “ONE DOLLAR,” and, “1 OZ. FINE SILVER."

The 2021 Proof American Silver Eagle with its Type 1 design serves as a lasting homage to the U.S. Mint's tradition of excellence and an essential milestone in American numismatic history. Its blend of artistic mastery and precious metal content continues to appeal to both collectors and investors.

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Product Specifications
Mint Facility: US Mint
Denomination: $1.00 USD
Date: 2021 Type 1
Quality / Type: Proof
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: Eagle with Shield
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