2020 American Eagle
Iconic, timeless, and beautiful, American Eagle Silver and Gold Coins are classic keepsakes for beginning and experienced collectors alike, as well as elegant gifts for any special occasion. The perennial best-sellers feature two of our Nation’s most recognizable symbols—Lady Liberty and the American eagle—in stunningly vibrant designs from two gifted artists.
Now is an extraordinary time to own these treasures with proof and uncirculated finishes. After more than three decades, our signature collectibles will be redesigned. These will be among the last American Eagle coins ever minted with the current reverse designs. Other American Eagle gold and silver proof coins from West Point will be available in the original and new designs in 2021.
No American Eagle collector—or admirer—will want to miss the opportunity to be part of this once-in-a-generation occasion. Update your collection with the now-historic 2020 American Eagle Gold and Silver Coins while you can!
2020 American Eagle Silver Coins
Crafted in 99.9 percent silver, these coins splendidly showcase U.S. Commission of Fine Arts member Adolph A. Weinman’s iconic presentation of Lady Liberty. The design, titled Walking Liberty, is more than 100 years old and depicts a full-length Lady Liberty in purposeful stride toward the sun, cloaked in star-spangled folds of the flag. The reverse design is a brilliant likeness of the revered American eagle. The 2020 American Eagle Silver Coins are available with proof and uncirculated finishes.
American Eagle Silver Proof Coins
Walking Liberty and the classic American eagle come radiantly to life in sharp relief against a mirror-like background. The proof-finished coins featuring designs of the highest quality are produced at both the West Point (W mint mark) and San Francisco (S mint mark) Mints. This is the final issue of the American Eagle Silver Proof Coin (20EM) out of San Francisco with the original reverse design.
American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin
The American Eagle Uncirculated Coins make perfect complements to their proof counterparts. The brilliant, satin finish unique to uncirculated coins highlights Weinman’s Walking Liberty on the coin’s obverse and the American eagle on the reverse. These collector’s pieces feature the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint. This is the final issue of the American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin (20EG) out of West Point with the original reverse design.
2020 American Eagle Gold Coins
Renowned sculptor and artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens originally created his likeness of Lady Liberty at the personal invitation of President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905. President Roosevelt wanted the coins of the time to reflect our Nation’s identity and growing place on the world stage. Saint-Gaudens’ rendition, shown on the 2020 American Eagle Gold Coins, is a full-length Liberty with flowing hair, holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. The gold coins, struck in 22-karat gold at the West Point Mint, are available in proof and uncirculated finishes.
American Eagle Gold Proof Coins
The ensemble of American Eagle Gold Proof Coins includes one-ounce, half-ounce, quarter-ounce, and one-tenth ounce sizes. A four-coin proof set contains one of each. Each lustrous proof coin showcases Saint-Gaudens’ full-length figure of Liberty on a stunning mirror-like background.
American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coin
The exquisite American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coins are collector versions of the official United States Mint American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins. Their beautiful finish highlights Saint-Gaudens’ obverse design and the male eagle on the reverse. The uncirculated gold coins, minted at West Point, are available only in the one-ounce size and feature the last in the series reverse design this year.
A New Era of American Eagle Coins
Redesign Coming in 2021
Collectors of all ages are familiar with the brilliant, inspiring designs gracing the obverse of United States Mint Gold and Silver Coins. Liberty, as created by renowned sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, was chosen in 1986 as the obverse of the Mint’s signature American Eagle Gold Coins. The design itself has a history of its own. It first appeared on the United States’ $20, or double eagle, gold piece in 1907, where it remained until 1933. Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty as depicted on the obverse of American Eagle Silver Coins also has a history dating back more than a century, having been created for American Eagle silver half dollar coins in 1916.
2020 marks the beginning of a transition as our American Eagle coins will be struck with remarkable new reverse designs. Beginning in the summer of 2021, American Eagle Gold and Silver coins will feature a new design for the first time in 35 years. The gold coin’s reverse design depicts a portrait of an eagle. Inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "50 DOLLARS" and "1 OZ. FINE GOLD." The silver coin’s reverse design depicts a single eagle coming in for a landing, carrying an oak branch as if to add it to a nest. Inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "1 OZ. FINE SILVER," and "ONE DOLLAR." Be ready for the history-making change!