The United States Mint will begin sales of the 2021-S American Eagle Type-2 Silver Proof starting later today. It represents the penultimate proof product to be offered by the Mint for the American Eagle this year with only the 2-Coin Reverse Proof set remaining. There will also be an uncirculated version later this year. Sales will begin at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific.
For those of you who are enrolled in the American Eagle Enrollment Program, check your email. You likely have a confirmation email from the United States Mint that your order is completed. As a reminder, your subscription to that program was rolled over from the Type-1 releases earlier this year
The 2021-S American Eagle Type-2 Silver Proof is priced at $73.00 and there is a production limit of just 200,000. The Mint has also established 2 coins per household limit.
As readers know, the Mint has announced new Reverse designs for both the gold and silver American Eagle. For the gold American Eagles, the new Reverse design will be used on the one-ounce coin as well as the fractional coins the Mint offers in the series.
The American Eagle silver Reverse for 2021 was designed by AIP designer Emily Damstra. It will be sculpted by Mint Medallic Artist Michael Gaudioso.
The new Type-2 Silver Reverse designs are a significant departure from the Type-1 designs on the American Eagle. Note that the Obverse (Heads) of both the silver and gold coins will remain.
The United States Mint has already said that the 2021 Eagles that the Reverse change will integrate security enhancements. Counterfeiting of these coins has increasingly become an issue as counterfeiters themselves have become increasingly more sophisticated in their dark art. In recent years, an influx of bogus silver Eagles have flooded into the country, most notably from China. The Mint wants to curb that if not stop it all together.
As has been the case with the all of the new Type-2 American Eagles, sales of the 2021-S American Eagle Silver Proof are expected to intense with a sellout of available coins likely to happen within minutes.