Reed's NGC Graded Coins & Medals with Low Populations
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Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States
Design Description: BULLION - SILVER AMERICAN EAGLES
Item Description: S$1 2021 S Eagle Eagle Landing T-2 Limited Edition Set - FR
Full Grade: NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO
Owner: J Reed

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POPULATION: 137

The obverse design of the Silver Eagle is taken from the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. This coin was issued for circulation in the United States from 1916 to 1947.

The coin’s obverse, Adolph A. Weinman's 1916 second winning design chosen by The Commission of Fine Arts was actually inspired by a real person named Elsie K Stevens. Weinman sculpted a bust of her 3 years earlier in 1913. Mrs. Stevens was a tenant above Mr. Weinman's studio in New York City which is how they met. The Silver American Eagle presents Mrs. Stevens full figure striding left towards the sun carrying branches of laurel and oak in her arms to symbolize both civil and military glory. As Liberty she wears a Phrygian cap on her head and an armored plate on her chest over her gown, with the American flag behind her. Obverse inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “2021.”

The reverse of the coin, a new design ( designated T-2 ), features an eagle as it approaches a landing carrying an oak branch from AIP designer Emily Damstra and sculpted by Mint Medallic Artist Michael Gaudioso.

I was surprised by how much I liked the new, more realistic depiction of the American Bald Eagle on the reverse while holding the new design in my hand for the very first time.

Total sales for this set have reached 48,538 sets sold and the current mintage total for this variety from the June 19, 2022 sales report have reached 199,367 coins sold.

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