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2021-W 1/2 oz American Eagle Proof Gold Coin (Type 2)

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In the second year of gold American eagle minting, 1987, 1/2 proof gold eagles were added to the line-up. Then, in 2021, the American eagle design was refreshed by the U.S. Mint and the new gold eagle (Type 2) was first made available to the public. We’re pleased to offer you a chance to own the very first of the newly-issued designs, the 2021 American gold eagle in its 1/2 oz weight, to complete your collection. 

How is the Type 2 American gold eagle different? 

After 35 consecutive years, the American gold eagle series was no less popular than ever. Even so, the folks at the U.S. Mint thought it was time for a change.

The obverse of the Type 2 gold eagle design remains almost the same, the iconic depiction of Lady Liberty by famed artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens. However, the mint was able to return to Saint-Gaudens’s original artwork and incorporate a greater level of detail into the finished coin (see the graphic below for details). So the obverse design is basically unchanged, and still better than before. 

The reverse of the Type 2 American gold eagle is brand-new, and totally different. Instead of the familiar design of a bald eagle swooping down to its nest, we have a side-profile, incredibly detailed, of an eagle: bright, piercing eye staring straight out, wickedly hooked beak prominent, the whole thing rendered with exquisite attention to detail down to the differing textures of the features on the eagle’s face. 

Like all proof American gold eagles, this 1/2 ounce coin was minted at the U.S. Mint’s West Point, New York branch and has the “W” mintmark prominently displayed. 

Please note: 2021 is the only year that both Type 1 and Type 2 American eagle designs were minted. That makes this 2021 1/2 oz gold eagle a must-have for collectors. Every coin comes in proof quality, with a mirror-bright background and frosted, contrasting designs, nestled snug in its protective capsule at the mint before being placed in its presentation packaging. 

The Type 2 gold eagle design is here to stay, but the 2021 issue year has proven to be a popular one – so better get your 1/2 oz 2021-W proof gold American eagle today, before the other collectors beat you to it!

2021-W 1/2 oz American eagle proof gold coin highlights:

  • 35th anniversary of the proof American gold eagle, first year of the new Type 2 design
  • Ships in West Point Mint-issued capsule and commemorative display box with a U.S. Mint-issued Certificate of Authenticity
  • Contains 1/2 oz of actual gold content (full weight 0.5455 troy oz)
  • Legal tender in the U.S. with face value of $25 guaranteed by the U.S. government
  • The face value of $25 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
  • Obverse restores the original vision of artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens
  • Reverse features brand-new design
  • The first year of proof gold eagle coins issued with the Type 2 design, and the only year U.S. Mint issued both Type 1 and Type 2 designs

The American gold eagle Type 2 design in detail

Product specifications
Product TypeCollectible Coin
Year Minted2021
MintU.S. Mint
CountryUnited States
Mint typeGovernment
Weight1/2 oz
Thickness2.24 mm
Certificate of Authenticitytrue
IRA EligibilityYes
Dimensions27 mm
Face Value/Denomination$25
Obverse DesignAugustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse DesignJennie Norris
Edge DesignReeded

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