A gift product containing a United States Mint precious metal coin debuts today at noon EST when the annual Congratulations Set becomes available. The set was introduced in 2013 and tens of thousands are sold each year.
Included in the set is a 2021-W Proof American Silver Eagle. This same coin, produced at the U.S. Mint facility in West Point, also launches today as an individual release within different packaging and at a different price.
As for the 2021 Congratulations Set, it finds the proof Silver Eagle encapsulated in such a way that its obverse (heads side) and reverse (tails side) are viewable. Like in previous years, the packaging includes a gift-themed presentation folder and outer sleeve.
This set is notable for the fact that it is the last one to bear a classic American Silver Eagle. Around mid-year, Silver Eagles will carry a new reverse design.
The coin’s obverse features Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty design as first seen on the 1916-1947 half dollars. Inscriptions read: LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and 2021 for the year of minting.
Found on the coin’s reverse is John M. Mercanti’s heraldic eagle with shield design which has appeared on American Silver Eagles since their introduction in 1986. This design will be replaced later this year by an image showing an eagle coming in for a landing, carrying an oak branch as if to add it to a nest.
Reverse inscriptions read: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1 OZ. FINE SILVER, ONE DOLLAR, E PLURIBUS UNIM (held in the eagle’s beak), and the mintmark of "W" for the West Point Mint.
Specifications of American Silver Eagles
|Weight:||1.000 troy oz. (31.103 grams)|
|Diameter:||1.598 inches (40.60 mm)|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||West Point-W|
Price and Ordering
The 2021 Congratulations Set with its gift-themed packaging is $75. The individual 2021-W Proof American Silver Eagle, which ships in a blue velvet, satin-lined presentation case, is $2 less at $73.
The set can be found by visiting the U.S. Mint’s Gift Ideas section.
Currently, telephone orders are not accepted due to Covid. No product, household, or mintage limits have been announced.
Associated special event sets for Newborns and Birthdays debuted in January.