In 2020, the United States Mint was forced to spread production of its coveted American Silver Eagle bullion coins across more than just the West Point Mint. Increase demand and decreased staffing during the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in not only the San Francisco Mint providing supplemental coining, but also in the Philadelphia Mint providing emergency coining capacity. As conditions remained the same heading into 2021, the 2021 release of Silver Eagles likewise saw emergency production from the Philadelphia Mint. Right now, 2021 (P) 1 oz American Silver Eagle coins are available to purchase online in near-perfect condition with Mint Errors from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- 35th-anniversary date in the American Silver Eagle Series!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Mint Errors present!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release designation.
- The obverse features Walking Liberty.
- On the reverse is the heraldic eagle.
- Emergency strikes from the Philadelphia Mint.
Each 2021 (P) 1 oz American Silver Eagle listed here comes with a near-perfect grade from the NGC. A Mint State 69 coin exhibits full, original mint luster and presents with a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. Acceptable flaws at this grade level are limited in nature to only minuscule contact marks or hairlines and must be located outside the primary focal points of the coin.
The included Early Release designation refers to the timing of the coin’s arrival at the NGC for certification. To qualify for the ER label, a coin must be received within the first 30 days of its original release from the US Mint. During the grading process of these particular coins, Mint Errors were discovered. In particular, these coins have reverse strike-through errors. A strike-through error simply means that a foreign substance came between the blank and the die in the coining press during production. In this case, the reverse design was then “struck through” the foreign substance onto the coin blank.
The obverse side of 2021 (P) American Silver Eagles features the depiction of Walking Liberty. Designed by Adolph A. Weinman, this vision of Liberty captures her figure in left-profile relief as she walks toward the sun rising over a mountaintop in the distance. With branches of oak and laurel in her left hand, she reaches out with her right hand toward the sun. The American flag is draped around her figure in this design.
On the reverse field of 2021 (P) 1 oz Silver Eagle Coins is a modern version of the heraldic eagle. Featuring on the coins for the final time, the bald eagle is shown in front-facing relief as it supports the US national shield. The bird clutches the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace in its talons.
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