The Walking Liberty design, originally created in 1916, graces the obverse of the coin. Lady Liberty is shown striding toward the rising sun, symbolizing the dawn of a new day. She carries laurel and oak boughs in her arm while wearing a dress decorated with the stars and stripes of Old Glory. “LIBERTY” is boldly inscribed above while the year-date “2021” is found at the bottom rim.
On the reverse, a bald eagle is depicted with its wings spread wide in a heraldic pose. Thirteen stars are arranged in an inverted triangle above the eagle’s head. Its talons are clasping a bundle of arrows and an olive branch. Rim inscriptions include the issuing country “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and the specifications “1 OZ. FINE SILVER~ONE DOLLAR.” The edge is reeded.
For the 35th anniversary, the US Mint has announced a redesign of the the American Gold and Silver Eagles. However, this 2021 Silver Eagle coin will continue to have the same reverse. Add this final year to your collection before the new release in 2022, this is truly a special year for the original American Silver Eagle!