Why buy this 2021 Type 2 1/10 oz Gold American Eagle?
The United States Mint marks the 35th anniversary edition of the Gold Eagle Series with a new type. This Type 2 version of the coin was not introduced until mid-2021, and early 2021 issues featured the original Family of Eagles design that has been used on the series since 1986. This Type 2 piece features a new reverse design for the first time in the series, and collectors now have the unique opportunity to own two type coins from the same year.
- This coin is $5 U.S. legal tender.
- This coin was struck from 1/10 oz of .9167 fine gold.
- This piece is part of the 35th anniversary edition of the Gold Eagle.
- This is the Type 2 version of the coin.
- The Type 2 Gold Eagle replaced the Type 1 version in mid-2021.
- Miley Busiek’s reverse design has been replaced by an eagle design by Jennie Norris.
- Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) graded this piece Mint State 70.
- PCGS certified this coin First Strikes.
- Grading information is provided on a flag label.
Patriotic Eagle Design by Jennie Norris
Obverse: Most experts consider the obverse design to be the most beautiful ever to appear on an American coin. Known as the Saint Gaudens in honor of its designer, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, it features Liberty standing at the center facing the holder with an olive branch in one hand and a torch in the other. Her name, “LIBERTY,” arches over the image, and the date, “2021,” is included in the lower right. The 2021 type-2 version of this coin notably includes legacy details for a closer rendition to Saint Gaudens’ original vision and details including modifications to design elements like the Capitol building, the sun’s rays, and Liberty’s torch.
Reverse: Jennie Norris’s new reverse design offers a closeup look at America’s national symbol, the bald eagle. Above the bird’s head are the two statutory mottoes, “E PLURIBUS UNUM” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.” Inscriptions along the rim note the name of the issuing country, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” the coin’s face value, “5 DOLLARS,” and its metal content, “1/10 OZ. FINE GOLD.”
Impeccable MS70 FS with Flag Label
The experts at Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) graded this piece Mint State 70. That grade means that the coin appears perfect even under 5x magnification. PCGS also certified this piece First Strikes, thus indicating that it was submitted for grading within 30 days of its initial release from the mint. This information comes provided on a label that bears the American flag.