2021-S PCGS MS-69 First Strike Type 2 American Silver Eagle
Investors and collectors alike favor graded Silver American Eagles as additions to their portfolios. SD Bullion is now selling the 2021-S PCGS MS-69 First Strike Type 2 American Silver Eagle.
This coin has a variety of exciting features. First, PCGS, one of the most reputable grading services in the world, assigned this coin an MS-69 grade. Next, the MS-69 indicates that the coin has minuscule imperfections visible upon close inspection. This coin is also a "First Strike" mintage, which means it was struck during the first 30 days of release.
The coin is a San Francisco Mint Type 2 American Eagle. The type 2 silver eagle was released in mid-2021 as the first rendition of the coin since its inception in 1986. The San Francisco Mint is notable because it only produces a small quantity of Silver Eagles each year. All of these unique specifications are found on the coin's label.
Each one-ounce silver eagle is struck with .999 fine silver and is shipped in a protective acrylic slab, as seen in the image above.
Designer Emily Damtra's portrayal of a bald eagle graces the reverse of the new American Silver Eagle for 2021. The image depicts America's national bird in its natural state, amidst flight, engulfing an oak branch in its talons and making its way to a safe haven, just before landing.
The inscription around the edge of the coin reads "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "1 OZ. FINE SILVER," and "ONE DOLLAR." Above the weight of the coin is the national motto, "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
Holding an olive branch in her left arm, while reaching forward with her right arm, Lady Liberty is depicted mantled by an American flag that dances with the breeze on the obverse face. To her right, the US motto present on all US coins, "IN GOD WE TRUST," is minted along with the word "LIBERTY," which goes around the top of the coin with spread-out characters.
The coin year "2021" marks its presence at the bottom of its obverse, near the feet of Lady Liberty.
The obverse face features a “W” beneath the words “In God We Trust.” This W is a tribute to Adolph A. Weinman, the artist who designed the original Lady Liberty featured on this face. If there were a letter on the reverse side beneath the bald eagle, this would indicate the mint in which the coin was struck. For example, a “W” would mean the coin was minted at West Point Mint.