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The 2021 1/2 oz Gold American Eagle Bullion Coin (Type 2, New Design) from the United States Mint contains half of a troy ounce of pure gold, which by law, is taken from newly mined sources in the United States. The balance of the coin's composition consists of silver and copper, added to increase the coin's durability and to help resist scratching and marring. Authorized by Congress in 1985 and first minted in 1986, American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins are minted according to the durable, 22-karat standard for circulating gold coinage.
New Design for 2021 Midyear Release
The United States Mint has unveiled new reverse (tails) designs for bullion and collectible versions of the American Eagle Gold Coin. 2021 marks the 35th Anniversary of the American Eagle Coin Program, and the new design begins shipping midyear 2021. The design depicts a portrait of an eagle. Inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "25 DOLLARS," and "1/2 OZ. FINE GOLD." Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) designer Jennie Norris created the design that was sculpted by Mint Medallic Artist Renata Gordon. Ms. Norris, a former volunteer raptor handler, drew inspiration for her design from her deep connection with wildlife, noting that, "The American Eagle is such a noble bird. I was hoping to capture the intensity of his stare through the close cropping. His gaze speaks of pride and wisdom passed down through generations of time."
Gold Eagle Highlights
- Contains 1/2 troy ounce of Gold
- Gold content and face value inscribed on coin
- Obverse by legendary sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens
- New reverse design by Jennie Norris, sculpted by Renata Gordon
- Approved for storage in a Precious Metals IRA
- Quantities of 40 come in FREE U.S. Mint tube
- Quantities smaller than 40 are individually packaged in Coin Flips
The classic obverse design on the American Gold Eagle bullion coin features a rendition of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' full length figure of Lady Liberty with flowing hair, holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left, with the Capitol building in the background. This design is taken from the Pre-1933 $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin which was commissioned by Theodore Roosevelt to create coins like ancient Greek and Roman coins. The reverse design newly released midyear 2021 features AIP designer Jennie Norris' portrait of an eagle that was sculpted by Mint Medallic Artist Renata Gordon.
American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins are one of the United States' only official investment grade gold bullion coins. Their weight, content and purity are guaranteed by the U.S. government and are eligible for inclusion in a Precious Metals Individual Retirement Account (IRA). American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins, with their unique U.S. government backing, may be sold for cash at many coin and precious metals dealers worldwide. They are also technically legal tender, although their face value of $25 is merely symbolic, because gold's market price has historically been higher.
These 2021 1/2 oz Gold Eagles are brand new from the U.S. Mint, stored in mint tubes in a temperature controlled vault. Quantities of 40 are shipped in unopened mint tubes. Single and smaller quantities of coins are carefully pulled from a new mint tube with lint-free, white cotton gloves and placed into their own individual coin flips. BGASC always handles your coins with the utmost care and respect, as if we were collecting them ourselves. If you have any questions about these coins or the purchasing process, feel free to call us toll-free and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.
|Manufacturer:||United States Mint|
|Gold Content:||1/2 troy oz|
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