So I just received my 2021 ASE T2 from Pinehurst. Just some notes, I see it has a W mint mark. If you compare T1 and T2, the date seems bolder on the T2. And the new reverse is very pleasing. Don't have pictures, the Samsung S21 base model doesn't do well with coin photography.
Also, I think a $15 premium is too high...FYI. Silver spots at $25 and I paid $40. A bit foolish perhaps!
Thanks for the graphic, explains a LOT! I think I like the thinner date better. Looks like I was mistaken about the mint mark as well. All in all I like some of the old things and the new things on these coins. I am kinda surprised they haven't done anything for security markers like Canada and the UK.