2021 marks the 35th anniversary for the American Silver Eagle as well as the end of the iconic heraldic eagle design by legendary designer John Mercanti. Slated for a release of mid-year in 2021, the American Silver Eagle will receive an incredible new design by artist Emily Damstra.
The American Silver Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States.
It was first released by the United States Mint on November 24, 1986. It is struck only in the one-troy ounce size, which has a nominal face value of one dollar and is guaranteed to contain one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver and is certified by the United States Mint.
The American Silver Eagle has been produced at three mints: the Philadelphia Mint, the San Francisco Mint, and the West Point Mint.
The design on the coin’s obverse was taken from the “Walking Liberty” design by Adolph A. Weinman, which originally had been used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar coin of the United States from 1916 to 1947. The obverse is inscribed with the year of minting or issuance, the word “LIBERTY”, and the phrase “IN GOD WE TRUST”.
From 1986 to 2021, the reverse was designed by John Mercanti and portrayed a heraldic eagle behind a shield; the eagle grasping an olive branch in its right talon and arrows in its left talon, echoing the Great Seal of the United States; above the eagle are thirteen five-pointed stars representing the Thirteen Colonies. The reverse was inscribed with the phrases “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”, “1 OZ. FINE SILVER~ONE DOLLAR”, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM” (on the banner that the eagle holds in its beak).
Individual coins are presented in a Swan Bullion stylised plastic flip. Multiples of 20 are packaged in tubes with 25 tubes to a monster box (500oz to a monster box).
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