The Proof Gold American Eagle is the official collectible version of the Gold Eagle, the national gold bullion coin of the United States. The Proof Gold Eagle was available from 1986 to 2021 with the same obverse and reverse designs. The release of Type 2 coins during the 35th anniversary of the series marked a change in direction, bringing the first-ever design overhaul with a new bald eagle on the reverse. Today, near-perfect 2021-W 1/4 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Type 2s are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside protective plastic slabs from the NGC!
- 35th anniversary in the Gold American Eagle Series!
- Brand-new reverse design element!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- The face value of $10 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PF69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM specimen.
- First release.
- On the obverse is Lady Liberty.
- The reverse features the head of an American bald eagle.
- Bears a W mint mark from the West Point Mint.
In late 2019, the United States Mint announced its intention to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the American Eagle Series with new reverse designs on the Gold Eagles and Silver Eagles in 2021. The rollout of these changes ended up occurring in the middle of the year, resulting in Type 1 and Type 2 versions of both coins issued in 2021. Type 1 coins featured the original reverse designs in the respective series, while Type 2 coins had the all-new reverse images of the American bald eagle.
All of these 2021-W 1/4 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Type 2 Coins are available in near-perfect condition. PF69 coins have full, original mint luster and come with no more than two minor flaws. Those flaws are limited in nature to minuscule contact marks or hairlines and must be located outside the primary focal points of the coin.
UCAM stands for ultra-cameo and refers to proof coins with strong, frosted designs and deeply-mirrored, clear fields. First Release coins are specimens received by the NGC for grading within 30 days of the original release from the US Mint.
On the obverse of 2021-W Proof Gold Eagles is an image of Liberty. Designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907, this visual shows the full-length figure of Liberty in front-facing relief as she strides toward the viewer with a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left.
The reverse side of the 2021-W 1/4 oz Proof Gold Eagle Type 2 Coin features the new reverse design from Jennie Norris. This design shows the head of the bald eagle in left-profile relief with great detail in the appearance of the bird.
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