Last Flight for the Silver Eagle’s Heraldic Eagle Design
America’s Silver Eagle is one of the most collected coins in the world. But now, after 35 years of excellence, this fantastic coin is about to get a makeover. Since its debut in 1986, it has always featured a stunning combination of Adolph A. Weinman’s classic Walking Liberty design on the obverse paired with John Mercanti’s Heraldic Eagle. But beginning later in 2021, Mercanti’s design will be no more — but not before the design is struck for one final time with the first Silver Eagles to take flight in 2021.
Final Release of John Mercanti’s Popular Design
You read that right; these 2021-dated Silver Eagles will be the final go-round for John Mercanti’s Heraldic Eagle design. That’s because the U.S. Mint had announced early in 2020 that would be replacing the design in 2021. Mint officials also confirmed that they would begin its production run of 2021 dated Silver Eagles with John Mercanti’s original reverse design and complete the 2021 run with the new reverse design. This coin was given a Type-1 pedigree to note that it bears the original Mercanti Heraldic Eagle Reverse design. This represents a monumental year for the Silver Eagle Series with a first and a last in the same year of the Mint’s most popular coin!
No matter why you love collecting American Silver Eagles or how you’ve come to appreciate them, we have the 2021 Silver Eagles that are right and ready for your collection. Whether you love them for their art or for their metal (or both!) we have a special offering of this classic beauty struck at the U.S. Mint’s branch mint at West Point.
High-Grade Silver Eagles Ready for Your Collection
Each 2021 One-Ounce Silver Eagle available in this offer has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in flawless Proof-70 Ultra Cameo (PF70UC) condition, a distinction that means your perfectly-graded proof will have ZERO imperfections — showing all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended. In addition, NGC has certified that these Silver Eagle are First Releases (FR) coins, a designation that means your coin was received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within the first 30 days of its release. Collectors seek out these coins because they are produced with new dies and considered to have sharper strikes and deeper mirrors than those that are struck later. It will also come sonically sealed in an acrylic holder with an Eagle label.