2021 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 important symbols—Lady Liberty and the American eagle—in stunningly vibrant designs from gifted artists.
Now is an extraordinary time to own these treasures with proof and uncirculated finishes. After more than three decades, the reverse designs will change. No American Eagle collector—or admirer—will want to miss the opportunity to be part of this once-in-a-generation occasion.
American Eagle Silver and Gold Coins
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.
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 coins featuring designs of the highest quality are produced at both the West Point (W mint mark) and San Francisco (S mint mark) Mints. The 2021 coin from the West Point Mint (21EA) is the final issue of the American Eagle Silver Proof Coin with the “W” mint mark with the original reverse design. 2021 American Eagle Silver Coins with a new reverse design will be released later this year.
American Eagle Gold Proof Coins
Renowned sculptor and artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ rendition of Lady Liberty, shown on the 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. 2021 American Eagle Gold Coins with a new reverse design will be released later this year.
A New Era of American Eagle Coins
Redesign Coming Summer 2021
Beginning in the summer of 2021, American Eagle Gold and Silver coins will feature a new reverse 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!