Often dwarfed between the 1 oz and 1/10 oz gold coins in the American Gold Eagle Series, the 1/4 oz American Gold Eagle Emerges as a popular option during periods of increasing spot prices for gold. Adding to the value of any purchase of a 1/4 oz American Gold Eagle is a perfect certification from the NGC or PCGS. Now, 2021 1/4 oz American Gold Eagle Coins in perfect condition are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coins arrive in NGC protective plastic slabs!
- 35th-anniversary issue of 1/4 oz American Gold Eagle Coins!
- Limited availability of certified perfect coins!
- Contains 1/4 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of $10 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release labels.
- On the obverse is Lady Liberty.
- The reverse features the family of bald eagles design.
The 1/4 oz American Gold Eagle has never outsold the 1/10 oz or 1 oz gold coin. Its highest recorded mintage remains its debut release in 1986 when 726,031 coins were sold. The next highest mintage came in 1999 amidst the Y2K surge in precious metals buying, with a total of 564,232 coins sold that year.
More recent releases have been much lower than either of those high points. Since reaching a modern peak of 158,000 coins in 2015, the 1/4 oz Gold Eagle has seen its mintage fall each subsequent year to a point of just 38,000 coins being sold in 2019. That was third among the four coins, just ahead of the 1/2 oz gold coin, but well behind the 1 oz and 1/10 oz coins at the top.
On the obverse of the 2021 1/4 oz American Gold Eagle Coin is a depiction of Lady Liberty that was created more than a century ago. Asked by President Theodore Roosevelt to help revitalize American coin designs in 1905, Augustus Saint-Gaudens finalized his design of Liberty in front-facing relief as she walks toward the viewer in 1907. The design featured on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933 and has been the face of the American Gold Eagle Series since 1986.
The reverse face of 2021 American Gold Eagles comes with Miley Busiek’s image of a family of bald eagles. This design depicts a male eagle flying over the family nest with a female and young hatchling inside. This is the final date mark in which you will find Ms. Busiek’s depiction of the eagle family. By mid-2021, the Gold Eagles will have a new reverse design for the first time in the program’s history.
These 2021 1/4 oz American Gold Eagles are available in perfect condition. Mint State 70 coins showcase full, original mint luster and come with no detracting flaws. The Early Release label indicates the coins were received at the NGC within 30 days of the release date from the US Mint.
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