Obverse. Photo © United States Mint
  • 1 Dollar 2021-2022, United States of America (USA), American Eagles, Silver Eagles, New Design
  • 1 Dollar 2021-2022, United States of America (USA), American Eagles, Silver Eagles, New Design
Description

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.

In 2021, the U.S. Mint marked the 35th anniversary of the American Eagle Coin Program with a refreshed design.

Obverse

Depicts a full-length figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the flag, with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left. This latest rendition with its original curve structure and text was completely re-sculpted in an effort to capture the artist original intent and includes the addition of Weinman’s traditional artist mark.

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. As this iconic design had been a public favorite—and one of the most beloved designs of any United States coinage of modern times, silver or otherwise—it was revived for the Silver Eagle decades later. The obverse is inscribed with the year of minting, the word LIBERTY, and the phrase IN GOD WE TRUST.

Engraver: Adolph Alexander Weinman

L I B E R T Y
IN GOD
WE TRUST
AAW
2021

Reverse

Depicts a bald eagle coming in for a landing, carrying an oak branch as if to add it to a nest, surrounded by the inscriptions and privy marks. Mintmark (if any) on the right.

While the bald eagle has a proud tradition as a symbol of the Nation, Ms. Damstra chose to include an oak branch in her design as a nod to its significance as America’s national tree and a symbol of strength.

Sculptor: Michael Gaudioso
Designer: Emily Damstra

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ESD MG
E PLURIBUS UNUM
· ONE DOLLAR ·
1 OZ. FINE SILVER

Edge

1 Dollar

Silver Bullion Coinage

American Eagles
Silver Eagles, New Design

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Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.999
Weight 31.103 g
Diameter 40.6 mm
Thickness 2.98 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mints
Philadelphia Mint (no mintmark)
San Francisco Mint (S)
San Francisco Mint (no mintmark)
West Point Mint (W)

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