Due to popular demand, the Mercanti signed Type 2 Silver Eagle has landed. This coin is a must have and a complementory transition from the original Mercanti designed reverse Heraldic Eagle of 36 years to the new Emily Damstra Designed Reverse Heraldic Silver Eagle. This is history in the making of America's beloved Silver Eagle.
The new era of the iconic silver eagle has landed! LCR Coin is excited to be offering this beautiful 2021 Silver Eagle Landing Type 2 Early Releases NGC MS70 Signed by John Mercanti. NGC’s encapsulation guarantees the coins MS70 (perfect 70) condition. What makes this coin so special is this is the first year the U.S. Mint is using Emily Damstra’s design of her new Eagle Landing on the reverse of the silver eagle. The new Type-2 reverse depicts a beautifully detailed eagle in flight preparing to land, with a branch of oak clutched in its talons. Since 1986 (for 36 years) the U.S. Mint has struck the same design for the beloved American Silver Eagle, until now. Don't miss out on this important piece of American Silver Eagle history.
*Please note that this coin is a presale item. We are expecting these coins to arrive in mid-July.
The American Silver Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States first released November 24, 1986. American Silver eagles are only struck in the one-troy ounce size, which has a face value of one dollar and is guaranteed to contain one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver. The Silver American Eagle coins were minted at the San Francisco Mint from 1986 – 1992. From 1993 – 2000 the coins were minted in the Philadelphia Mint. In 2001 the Silver Eagle production moved to West Point where the minting is still done today. Adolph A. Weinman designed the obverse known as The Walking Liberty and Emily Damstra designed the reverse.
John Mercanti was the 12th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint and designed the American Silver Eagle Reverse. The reverse design is John Mercanti’s rendition of the Heraldic Eagle with a shield grasping an olive branch with one talon and an arrow in the other. Above the eagle are thirteen stars that represent the original thirteen colonies. The eagle holds a banner with the motto ‘E PLURIBUS UNUM’ in its beak. ‘UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’ and ‘1 OZ FINE SILVER~ ONE DOLLAR’ are inscribed on this side along with John Mercanti’s initials.
Emily Damstra earned an M.F.A. in science illustration from the University of Michigan and embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator. She creates zoological, botanical, anthropological, ecological and paleontological illustrations for diverse clients.
She notes that working on the reverse for the American Silver Eagle was a unique opportunity to leave a lasting impression on a beloved coin. “It was with great care and consideration that I undertook the assignment to design the reverse side of the American Eagle one ounce silver coin, aware that many coin collectors revere the classic Walking Liberty design by Adolph A. Weinman on the obverse. I knew that it would be a challenge to follow the lead of John Mercanti, the United States Mint sculptor and engraver (and later United States Mint chief engraver) who created the original reverse design — a superb rendering of a heraldic eagle.”
Michael Gaudioso is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He earned his Master of Fine Arts from the New York Academy Graduate School of Figurative Art in New York City.
From 1995 to 1999, he studied sculpture at the prestigious Repin Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is a classically trained draftsman and sculptor and taught figure drawing at Villanova University.
Prior to joining the United States Mint’s sculpting-engraving department in 2009, Gaudioso worked as a master painter and designer for America’s oldest and largest stained glass studio, Willet Hauser.
He resides in South Philadelphia with his wife and daughter.
Design and Sculpting Credits
- 2018 Native American $1 Coin – reverse
- 2015 Presidential $1 Coins – Lyndon B. Johnson obverse
- 2014 Presidential $1 Coins – Warren G. Harding obverse
- 2011 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Lucretia Garfield reverse
- 2011 Montford Point Marines Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
- 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Ho-Chunk Nation obverse
- 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Oglala Sioux Tribe obverse
- 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program – Common obverse
- 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park reverse
- 2020 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Program – obverse
- 2019 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal – reverse
- 2019 American Legion Commemorative Coin Program – Silver reverse
- 2019 American Innovation $1 Coin Program – Georgia reverse
- 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – War in the Pacific National Historical Park reverse
- 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Medals (Marine Corps) – obverse
- 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Medals (Navy) – obverse
- 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore reverse
- 2017 American Liberty High Relief 24-karat Gold Coin and Silver Medal – reverse
- 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – George Rogers Clark National Historic Park reverse
- 2016 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Elizabeth Bloomer “Betty” Ford obverse
- 2016 Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Program – Silver obverse
- 2016 National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program – Clad obverse
- 2015 Foot Soldiers of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
- 2015 U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program – Clad obverse
- 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar Coin – obverse
- 2014 Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
- 2014 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Lou Hoover obverse
- 2013 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Edith Wilson obverse
- 2013 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Program – reverse
- 2013 Presidential $1 Coins – William Howard Taft obverse
- 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program – Gold obverse
- 2012 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Frances Cleveland (Term 1) reverse
- 2012 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Caroline Harrison obverse
- 2012 National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center Silver Dollar Coin – obverse
- 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – El Yunque National Forest reverse
- 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Olympic National Park reverse
- 2011 United States Army Commemorative Coin Program – Silver obverse
- 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Program – Gold reverse
- 2011 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Julia Grant obverse
- 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Pueblo of Acoma Tribe obverse
- 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Cherokee Nation obverse
- 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe obverse
This beautiful American Silver Eagle was certified and graded by NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation). The grade is PF70 (Proof 70 or Perfect 70) which means the coin is completely flawless. Ultra Cameo is designated for Proof coins based on their fully frosted design and highly reflective fields on the obverse and reverse, giving it a pleasant visual contrast. NGC is a highly respected grading company and one of the largest in the United States.
*The coin pictured is only a representation of the coin you will receive, not the exact coin (serial numbers will vary).
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