The 2021 American Gold Eagle release is the most exciting in a decade for fans of the American Eagle series of gold coins for sale. Introduced in 1986, the 2021 date mark is the 35th anniversary of the series and marks the first-ever refresh for one of the two major design elements on the coin. Today, 2021 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coins in MintID blistercards are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you inside of a MintID secure blistercard!
- 35th-anniversary year of issue for the American Gold Eagle!
- All-new reverse design element!
- New bald eagle image from Jennie Norris!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- The face value of $50 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- On the obverse is Lady Liberty.
- The reverse features a new profile portrait of a bald eagle head.
- MintID blistercards have AES-128 encrypted NFC microchips!
- Please keep in mind that iOS 13.0 or Android 4.2 or later are required to use the MintID app.
For the first time in its history, the US Mint has completed a major overhaul of one of the images on the American Gold Eagle. Miley Busiek’s bald eagle design that graced the reverse from 1986 through early 2021 has now been replaced with a new design of the bald eagle. This new image comes from Jennie Norris, a contributing artist in the US Mint Artistic Infusion Program.
All of the 2021 1 oz American Gold Eagle Type 2 Coins in this product listing come with a MintID blistercard. The coins are individually packaged in their own blue MintID cards that boast AES-128 encryption in the NFC microchip. This microchip is tamper-evident and, when scanned, connects you directly to a cloud-based profile for the individual coin in the MintID card.
Using the MintID app and the NFC technology in your smartphone, you can quickly check this profile to authenticate your purchase. Simple launch the MintID app and enable NFC on your smartphone. Then, you can just tap the NFC chip on the card and you’ll be connected to the profile for your coin.
On the obverse of 2021 1 oz Gold Eagle Coins is the image of Lady Liberty created in 1907. Designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, this visual shows Liberty in front-facing relief with a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. The 2021 Type 2 coins have enhanced visuals for the stars, torch, sun rays, and the U.S. Capitol Building on this field to bring the design closer to Saint-Gaudens’ original 1907 artwork.
The reverse of the 2021 American Gold Eagle Type 2 Coin comes with the new bald eagle design from Ms. Norris. The design shows the head of a bald eagle in left-profile relief with incredible levels of detail for the natural features of the bald eagle. The new Type 2 coins also come with a reeded edge variation that offers anti-counterfeiting protection for the coins.
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