First Flight of 2021 Gold Eagles Feature Original Designs
Collectors are extra excited about the U.S. Mint’s release of its 2021 Gold Eagles. In case you don’t know why, it’s because in early 2020 the Mint announced it would be changing the reverse design of this immensely popular coin series in 2021. The first 2021-dated Gold Eagles coming off the presses still featured Miley Busiek’s “Family of Eagles” design that has graced the coins since they debuted in 1986, but they will be replaced later in 2021 with a brand new design. It’s created first and last issue coins in the same series in the same year!
Golden Tribute to Iconic American Images
Here’s your chance to start or add to your collection of American Gold Eagles. This coin was given a Type-1 pedigree to note that it bears the original Busiek Family of Eagles Reverse design. In addition to Busiek’s reverse design, these stunning gold coins proudly display one of the nation’s most iconic symbols — Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s famous design from the Gold Double Eagle showing Lady Liberty striding towards freedom, as a reminder of the majesty, longevity, and strength of the United States. Plus, each coin available in this offer comes in original Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition with razor-sharp details that are as fresh and crisp as the day it left the mint!
Authorized by Congress and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, the Gold Eagle Program quickly established itself as a global standard for bullion that is artistically rich, perfectly collectible and thoroughly American. Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2021, the Five Dollar Tenth-Ounce Gold Eagle has returned for one last time with both of its beloved, time-honored designs!
THE ULTIMATE SAINT-GAUDENS CREATION . . .—These Tenth-Ounce Gold Eagles exhibit a stunning design of Lady Liberty walking forward with focus and purpose, torch in one hand and olive branch in the other. Originally introduced on the famous 1907 $20 Double Eagle and born from collaboration between Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Theodore Roosevelt, this design reveals beautifully intricate details (like the U.S. Capitol building in the distance) with each viewing.
. . . PAIRED FOR A FINAL TIME WITH A PATRIOTIC FAMILY! – Featuring a male bald eagle carrying an olive branch to his family, sculptor Miley Busiek’s design for the reverse serves as a perfect modern companion to Saint-Gaudens’ vision. Her design will be replaced by a new design later in 2021.
EXPERTLY STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE GOLD – The craftspeople of the U.S. Mint are known around the world for their skill and attention to detail. It's this talent that transforms each tenth-ounce planchet of 91.67% fine gold into a breathtaking work of numismatic art.
U.S. LEGAL TENDER – Minted in gold mined in the United States with weight and content guaranteed by the U.S. government, each 2021 Tenth-Ounce Gold Eagle bullion coin is five dollars U.S. legal tender, as seen on the coin’s reverse.
BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your 2021 Tenth-Ounce Gold Eagle will arrive to you in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition, exactly as it left the U.S. Mint.
TYPE 1 DESIGNATION – This coin was given the Type-1 pedigree to note that it bears the original Busiek Family of Eagles Reverse design.
The general public can’t purchase 2021 Tenth-Ounce Gold Eagles like these directly from the U.S. Mint. Only approved bullion distributors can buy them directly from the source. Fortunately, GovMint.com is your connection to buy these beautiful bullion coins! But don’t wait too long — this popular series is a perennial hit with collectors and goldbugs alike. Make these Gold Eagles part of your collection today!
The American Gold Eagle made its debut in 1986 and quickly became a favorite among collectors around the world. Since the beginning of the series, the iconic Saint-Gaudens obverse design and Miley Busiek's reverse design have remained unchanged. At some point during 2021 that classic reverse design will be replaced by a new eagle design created by Jennie Norris, a highly accomplished artist, and passionate…
wUpdated on 08/31/2021
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