Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will accept orders for the newly redesigned 2021 American Gold Eagle one-ounce Uncirculated coin beginning on October 7 at noon EDT. Production is limited to 9,100 coins. Orders are limited to one coin per household for the first 24-hour sales period.
Struck in 22-karat gold, the American Gold Eagle one-ounce Uncirculated coin is the collector version of the official United States Mint American Gold Eagle bullion coin. For the first time in more than three decades, the coin displays a new, highly-detailed reverse (tails) design featuring a stunning portrayal of an eagle. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, IN GOD WE TRUST, 50 DOLLARS, and 1 OZ. FINE GOLD. The design was created by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Designer Jennie Norris and sculpted by United States Mint Medallic Artist Renata Gordon.
The obverse (heads) design features Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ full-length figure of Liberty with flowing hair, holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. For the 2021 coin, the Mint returned to its original historical assets to render a closer reflection of Saint-Gaudens’ original vision and detail.
In addition to redesigning the reverse and enhancing design details on the obverse of the American Eagle Coins, the Mint introduced anti-counterfeiting features that include a reeded edge variation on the one-ounce coin.
To complement the new designs, each encapsulated coin is packaged in a black presentation case with the United States Mint seal on the lid. The case fits into an outer sleeve incorporating an image of the reverse coin design, and the accompanying certificate of authenticity includes artwork of the obverse design.
The American Gold Eagle Uncirculated coin is priced according to the range in which it appears on the Mint’s Pricing of Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, Platinum, and Palladium Products table.
To place an order, please click here (product code 21EHN). This product is included in the Numismatic Bulk Purchase Program.
View additional United States Mint American Eagle products here.
About the United States Mint
Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including Proof, Uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale date of October 7, 2021, at noon EDT.
To reduce the risk of employee exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace, the Mint’s sales centers are closed until further notice. Please use the United States Mint catalog site as your primary source of the most current information on product and service status.
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.