A New Era for the American Eagle Series
2021 marks the 35th year of issue for the United States Mint’s prized American Eagle series. 2021 also marks the final year that the American Gold and Silver Eagle coins will feature their original 1986 reverse designs.
Now, collectors and precious metal enthusiasts get to experience a truly historical moment in the numismatic industry as the classic and beloved series receives new reverse designs and will receive two issues in a single year!
To indicate the significant change, the U.S. Mint has issued "Type 1" pedigrees to releases featuring John Mercanti's iconic "Heraldic Eagle" American Silver Eagle reverse design and Miley Busiek's classic "Family of Eagles" American Gold Eagle reverse design. New releases featuring Emily Damstra's American Silver Eagle reverse design and Jennie Norris's American Gold Eagle reverse design will be issued a "Type 2" pedigree.
This is the first time the U.S. Mint has issued the American Eagle in a single year featuring two different reverse designs - a truly monumental year for the American Eagle Series!