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First 2021 American Eagle to Land in January

The 2021 silver proof American Eagle proof will be released Jan. 7. (Images courtesy U.S. Mint.)

The 2021 silver proof American Eagle proof will be released Jan. 7. (Images courtesy U.S. Mint.)

Not only is the 2021 one-ounce silver proof American Eagle the first Eagle to launch in the new year with an issue date of Jan. 7, but also, after 35 years, the reverse of this iconic coin is getting a makeover later in the year. Don’t miss your chance to purchase the final edition of the coin with its original reverse design. For some collectors, this will be the opportunity to complete their collection with the last of this original design minted at the West Point Mint.

The obverse features Adolph A. Weinman’s 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.

The reverse features a heraldic eagle with shield, an olive branch in the right talon and arrows in the left.

Each coin bears the “W” mintmark and is packaged in a blue velvet, satin-lined presentation case accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

The American Eagle one-ounce silver proof coin is a collector version of the official U.S. Mint American Eagle one-ounce silver bullion coin. It consists of .999 fine silver.

There is no mintage limit. Product limit is set at 300,000. There is no household order limit. Price is set at $73.

Due to precautions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mint is accepting online orders only. To purchase when available, visit catalog.usmint.gov.