2021 $1 Silver Eagle Type 2 NGC MS70 Early Releases John Mercanti
Perfect for any occasion, the 2021 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Coin is a favorite for any collector.
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 the new type 2 design with an eagle landing with a branch in its talons.
John M. Mercanti was born on April 27, 1943 in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his younger days, John had grown an interest and talent for the arts and sculpting. After gaining more experience in his early career, he studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts to further his knowledge. He also attended the Philadelphia College of Art and Fleisher Art Memorial School, gaining even more experience at sculpting and engraving. Shortly after graduating from school, Mercanti began serving six years in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard before advancing his career to the US Mint. After his service, he worked as a professional illustrator.