The United States Mint took the unprecedented move in 2021 of issuing two different versions in the American Eagle gold and silver collections. To start 2021, the mint issued coins known as Type 1 coins with the original design combinations. With the release of Type 2 versions of the coins, the new bald eagle imagery arrived in both collections. For the Gold American Eagle, this means an all-new bald eagle design from Jennie Norris. Today, 2021 1/2 oz Gold American Eagle Type 2 Coins in perfect condition are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you in a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- 35th anniversary for the Gold American Eagles!
- All-new eagle design on the reverse!
- Availability of certificated perfect coins is limited!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- The face value of $25 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- First Day of Issue designation.
- On the obverse is Lady Liberty.
- The reverse depicts an American bald eagle.
- Enhanced visual detail on the obverse better matches Saint-Gaudens’ original 1907 design.
- Reeded edge variation provides anti-counterfeiting security.
The new design on the reverse field of the 2021 Gold Eagle Type 2 Coin comes from Jennie Norris. Ms. Norris is a well-known graphic artist and currently serves as a professor at the University of Arizona. Her design was submitted through the US Mint Artistic Infusion Program and marks her first major contribution to the design of American coinage.
All of the 2021 1/2 oz Gold American Eagle Type 2 Coins in this product listing come with a perfect certification. A Mint State 70 certification indicates a coin with full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws of any kind. The First Day of Issue designation on these coins indicates that each was received with 24 hours of the US Mint’s release of the coins.
On the obverse of 2021 Gold American Eagles is the historic Lady Liberty design from Augustus Saint-Gaudens. This effigy of Liberty depicts her figure in front-facing relief with a torch in her right hand to light the way and an olive branch in her left.
The reverse design of the 2021 1/2 oz Gold Eagle Type 2 Coin features the all-new bald eagle design from Jennie Norris. In this incredibly detailed design, you will notice the hooked beak of the eagle, its piercing gaze, and the details of its plumage.
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