2021 Type 2 Silver Eagles

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US Mint Silver American Eagle coins are among the most popular silver bullion coins in the world today. Each American Silver Eagle coin carries two distinctly American icons in its design including Lady Liberty and the American Bald Eagle. This was originally released in 1986, and for the 35th Anniversary in 2021, the American Silver Eagle coins were updated with a new reverse and refurbished obverse design. The Type 2 American Silver Eagle coins with the new reverse were released in July 2021, so the original design came out earlier in the year for one last time.

Similar to the Canadian Maple Leaf coins and the new Silver Britannia coins, the 2021 American Silver Eagle coins contains new security features in addition to the new design. Among the new security features on Type 2 Silver Eagle coins is the anti-counterfeit reeded edge.

Bullion editions of the Type 2 American Silver Eagle coins remain IRA eligible. Individual coins arrive in protective plastic packaging, multiples of 20 come in mint tubes, and multiples of 500 come in monster boxes.


Silver Eagle coins are part of an iconic series that was authorized by the Liberty Coin Act in the 1980s. Throughout the years, collectors have admired the John Mercanti reverse design on the 1 troy oz, .999 fine silver coins. Now, coin collectors can enjoy the new Flying Eagle design created by Emily Damstra, an artist from the US Mint's Artistic Infusion Program (AIP).

The obverse displays a refurbished version of Adolph A. Weinman’s illustration known as “Walking Liberty.” The US Mint recreated this design to be more closely aligned with his original image used on the 1916-1947 Walking Liberty Half Dollars. The obverse of the 1 oz Silver Eagle coin showcases Lady Liberty as she strides towards the sunrise. The American flag is around her shoulders, waving in the wind. Her right arm reaches toward the sunrise as her other arm carries oak and olive branches. The rim reads “LIBERTY”, “IN GOD WE TRUST”, and the year of mintage.

The reverse of Type 2 Silver Eagle coin spotlights a bald eagle in mid-flight, carrying an oak branch to build a new nest. This simple image captures the American freedom to build your own life and embark on a new frontier. Inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”, “1 OZ. FINE SILVER”, “E PLURIBUS UNUM”, and “ONE DOLLAR” around the eagle.

This new design will appear on both the Proof and Burnished 1 oz Silver Eagle coins. We also offer the Type 2 Gold Eagle coins, which also feature a new reverse design. However, the Platinum and Palladium American Eagle coins are set to remain the same for the time being.


The first Proof Silver Eagle coins were issued alongside the Brilliant Uncirculated American Silver Eagle series in 1986. From 1986 through 1992, the San Francisco Mint struck the Proof Silver Eagle coins, each bearing the distinctive “S” mintmark. After that, the 1 oz Silver Eagle coins were moved to the Philadelphia Mint from 1993 to 2000, so they then featured the “P” mintmark. Finally, the West Point Mint took over minting the Proof Silver Eagle coins from 2001 to today, except for 2009.

Now, Proof Silver Eagles are consistently made at the West Point Mint and they carry the “W” mintmark. The Proof Type 2 Silver Eagle coins became available in late July 2021 with the new reverse design and security features. Additionally, ungraded Proof Type 2 Silver Eagle coins arrive with the mint-issued box and Certificate of Authenticity.


Bullion Exchanges is happy to offer graded American Eagle gold coins and American Eagle silver coins. Arriving as either NGC- or PCGS-certified, these coins come in both MS 69 and MS 70 coins as First Strike, First Day of Issue, or Early Release

First Strike and Early Releases mean that the coin is guaranteed to have been shipped from the mint within the first 30 days of release for grading. First Day of Issue coins are confirmed as coins that were purchased on the very first day of their release.