2-Coin Set - 2021 American Silver Eagle Type 2 & Type 1 Set NGC MS70 First Release 2-Coin Holder Gaudioso/Mercanti Signed Label
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Why does this flawless Type-1 and Type-2 2021 American Silver Eagle coin set belong in your collection?
In 2021, the U.S. Mint made the first ever design alteration to its American Silver Eagle coin in honor of the thirty-fifth anniversary of the classic silver dollar series. The new Type-2 style coin with an eagle landing graphic on the reverse, was introduced mid-year after a final early year release of the Type-1 heraldic eagle style, resulting the collector's dream of two unique Silver Eagle coins issued with the same 2021 date. To put this remarkable occurrence in perspective, the last time this occurred was a century ago in 1921, when the Peace Dollar replaced the Morgan Dollar.
Breathtaking Silver Eagle Designs
Obverse: Lady Liberty is portrayed strolling towards the rising sun on the obverse, while draped in an American flag and carrying an enormous bouquet of oak and laurel branches. Inscribed "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "2021." This stunning personification of Liberty is borrowed from the 1916 Walking Liberty Half Dollar designed by acclaimed early 20th century sculptor Adolph A. Weinman. The Walking Liberty image has graced the obverse of the Silver Eagle since its 1986 introduction. For the first time ever in the production of the Silver Eagle series, the Type-2 style credits the artist with the initials "AW" in monogram format.
Type-1 Reverse (1986 until mid-2021): A heraldic eagle is centered on the reverse beneath thirteen stars, with an olive branch and bundle of arrow in its grip. Inscribed "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "1 OZ. FINE SILVER," "ONE DOLLAR" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM." The patriotic image is an example of the work of prolific sculptor John Mercanti, the currently retired 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint. Type-2 Reverse (introduced 2021): An exquisitely detailed eagle is illustrated on the reverse, grasping a single branch of oak, as it lifts its wings to slow its flight for landing. Inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "1 OZ. FINE SILVER" and "ONE DOLLAR." The Eagle Landing image was created by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Emily Damstra. The design was transformed into a three-dimensional reality by Michael Gaudioso, a U.S. Mint sculptor/engraver since 2009.
Impeccable Mint State 70 Set
The coins in this exciting 2021 Type-1 and Type-2 American Silver Eagle bullion coin set were submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for review within thirty days of their release date, qualifying for the collectible First Releases designation. Featuring superior quality strikes, flawlessly finished surfaces and spectacular eye appeal, each silver dollar was judged to be in perfect Mint State 70 condition. The coins are handsomely presented, encapsulated side-by-side in a sonically sealed NGC dual coin protective holder, accompanied by a specially designed certification label bearing the signature of Type-2 engraver Michael Gaudioso and Type-1 designer John Mercanti.
Make this pristine First Releases Type-1 and Type-2 set of 2021 American Silver Eagle bullion coins a part of your collection today!