The 2021 release of Proof Gold Eagles at the United States Mint included two releases of the coins. The first issue was known as the Type 1 release and was produced from January to June 2021. Part of the 35th anniversary of the series, the Type 1 release was the last issue of Gold Eagles with the original reverse design from Miley Busiek. Right now, 2021-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Type 1 Coins are available to purchase online from Silver.com in near-perfect condition.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS!
- 35th-anniversary year for the Proof Gold American Eagles!
- Last strike of the Miley Busiek reverse design element!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of PR69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- DCAM specimen.
- The obverse depicts Lady Liberty.
- On the reverse is an image of a family of bald eagles.
- Comes with a W mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Each 2021-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Type 1 Coin available in this Silver.com listing is a perfect specimen. Coins with a PR69 certification are near-perfect specimens that exhibit full, original mint luster with no more than two minor detracting flaws. Acceptable flaws at this grade level include only minuscule contact marks or hairlines that must be located outside of the primary focal points of the coin. Additionally, the DCAM designation indicates a coin that has deep-cameo-proof visuals. This means the designs have a strong, frosted finish that contrasts the deeply-mirrored, clear field of the coin.
The Type 1 release in 2021 was the first of two releases in 2021 for the Gold Eagle coins. Part of the 35th anniversary of the series and the transition from the original reverse design to the new reverse design, the Type 1 coins were available only in BU and Proof. Burnished coins were not issued in the Type 1 version, with the coin returning after midyear with the Type 2 issues bearing the new reverse design.
The obverse of 2021-W Proof Gold Eagles comes with the historic Liberty vision from Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Designed in 1907, it shows Liberty in front-facing relief walking away from the U.S. Capitol Building at her feet as she holds up a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left.
On the reverse side of the 2021-W 1 oz Proof Gold Eagle is a depiction of a family of American bald eagles. This design was created for this series in 1986 by Miley Busiek and depicts a female eagle with hatchlings in a nest as a male eagle soars overhead.
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