The 2021 American Gold Eagle celebrates the 35th anniversary of the series with two different reverse designs. This Type 2 version of the series features a new, revamped reverse design.
In 1985 the “Gold Bullion Coin Act” was signed by former President Ronald Reagan to regulate the production and set the value, dimensions and design of the bullion series. The gold used in the minting of the coins was required to originate from newly mined domestic sources.
In 1986, the gold eagle bullion series was introduced by the U.S. Mint to honor independence and celebrate freedom, becoming a viable alternative to other international gold bullion series popular at the time – South African Krugerrand and Canadian maple.
Made of 91.67% pure gold, the American Gold Eagle holds a legal tender value backed by the US Government.
The obverse features an adaptation of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ gold eagle design with Lady Liberty walking with confidence against the sun’s ray surrounded by fifty stars, symbolizing the unity of the fifty states, the enlightenment and hope that freedom represents and the importance of embracing peace to enrich ourselves with the hopes of a brighter life.
The new reverse features a head profile of a majestic bald eagle. It was designed by artist Jennie Norris and sculpted by medallic artist Renata Gordon both from the Artistic Infusion Program invited by the US Mint. It also features the inscriptions; “United States of America,” “E Pluribus Unum” “In God We Trust,” “10 Dollars,” “1/4 oz Fine Gold.”
We are proud to offer you the 2021 (W) 1/4 oz American Gold Eagle Type 2 (no mint mark) in MS70 condition and certified First Strike by Professional Coin Grading Service.
This preserved piece of history holds a face value of $10.
A fascinating way to enjoy Earth’s natural riches now transformed into timeless and historical investments.
Package Dimensions : 3 x 3 x 1 inches; 2.19 Ounces
Date First Available : February 18, 2021
ASIN : B08WZB67S6
Country of Origin : USA
Purity: .9167 Fine Gold; 22K
Metal Content: 0.25 Troy Ounces
Diameter: 22 mm; Thickness: 1.83 mm
You will receive one coin per purchase
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