2021-W Burnished Silver Eagle Type 2 PCGS SP70 First Strike Emily Damstra Mint Designer Series
Perfect for any occasion, the 2021 W Burnished 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.
The coin is encased and graded by world-renowned coin grading company, PCGS. This particular coin is a part of the Mint Designer Series which features a blue gasket around the coin. The coin has also received a first strike designation, making it a great add-on for any collector.
Who is Emily Damstra?
“I joined the AIP because coin and medal design is a competitive field that demands I deliver my best work; because I enjoy the diversity of subject matter; and because I gain satisfaction from the challenge of visual storytelling.”
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. Her illustrations are on interpretive signs in museums, zoos and natural areas as well as in many different publications, including:
- Guide to Great Lakes Fishes by Gerald R. Smith (University of Michigan Press 2010)
- The Atlantic Coast; A Natural History by Harry Thurston (Greystone Books 2011)
She designed more than a dozen coins for the Royal Canadian Mint and a few postage stamps for the United Nations Postal Administration.
Damstra has always lived in the Great Lakes region, where she gains inspiration from and a deep appreciation for nature through gardening, hiking, volunteering and exploring the beautiful local environment.
Coin Design Credits
- 2021 American Eagle Silver Coin Program – reverse
- 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Program – Massachusetts reverse
- 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve reverse
- 2019 American Innovation $1 Coin Program – Georgia reverse
- 2019 Native American $1 Coin – reverse
- 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness reverse
- 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program – Common obverse
- 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program – Common reverse
- 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Program – Silver obverse
- 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Program – Silver reverse
Medal Design Credits
- Steve Gleason Congressional Gold Medal – reverse