For its 35th anniversary, the US Mint announced a redesign of the the American Gold and Silver Eagles in 2021. This set includes both 2021 Silver Eagle coin designs, making it one of the most collectable sets on the market.
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 is found at the bottom rim. Each coin in the complete Silver Eagle set is in Beautiful Uncirculated (BU) condition.
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.
The obverse side of the new 2021 American Silver Eagle Type 2 Coin features the Walking Liberty design from Adolph A. Weinman. This design was first developed in 1916. The image shows Liberty in left-profile relief walking toward the sun on the horizon. Beneath the “TR” in the inscription of “In God We Trust” is where you will find Weinman’s signature mark consisting of his “AW” initials.
The new reverse design shows a bald eagle flying now in a more life like design. The beautiful wings are visible with incredible detail and stunning accuracy, as the eagle holds a large oak branch in its talons, which is the national tree of the united states. In addition, the new coin contains enhanced security features, liked reeded edges. The eagle is surrounded by inscriptions including the country, weight, purity, denomination, and the US motto “E Pluribus Unum”.