The entire series of gold American eagle coins have been redesigned in the latter half of 2021, marking the 35th anniversary of the iconic coin. In a more compact package, the 1/2 oz American gold eagle shares the same redesign as its big brother.
This new Type 2 design features a restored Walking Liberty on the obverse side, bringing the coin closer to the original vision of the artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens. A ring of 50 stars encircles Liberty with rays of sunshine at her back. At first glance, you might mistake a Type 2 eagle for a Type 1. Until you turn it over.
The completely updated reverse features Jennie Norris’ side-profile of a bald eagle in breathtaking detail on the reverse side. The close-up image of the eagle's head shows individual feathers, a glaring eye, and a fiercely hooked beak. Let’s not forget, this animal is not just a symbol; it’s also a hunter and a predator. As before, the words “E Pluribus Unum” and “In God, We Trust” are inscribed as well. The initials JN are inscribed in raised lettering below the noble yet savage eagle.
The American eagle series is the most popular of all the precious metal coins ever released by the U.S. Mint, and the full-ounce versions are the official gold and silver bullion coins of the U.S. The 1/2 oz versions are the largest of the fractional American eagle coins, offering greater flexibility for investors. Buying gold in smaller amounts allows for a lower entry price per coin, a more diverse portfolio, and even (in a worst-case scenario) bartering in more precise quantities of gold.
Each of these coins is struck in 22 kt or 0.9167 fine gold and contains half an ounce of pure gold. Each also has a nominal face value of $25. The U.S. Mint has added a newly-designed reeded edge to the Type 2 coin as an anti-counterfeiting measure, making your investment more secure than ever.
The new design of these coins has been a significant event in the numismatic community, with many investors worldwide expressing an interest. Remember: this is very likely the only year and your only chance to add both Type 1 and Type 2 American gold eagle coins of the same year to your collection. It may be another 35 years before collectors and investors have this same opportunity...
- A highly anticipated redesign with worldwide interest and demand
- Half a troy ounce of pure gold, minted in 22kt 91.67% crown gold alloy for high wear resistance
- Fractional weight offers a lower price per unit and greater affordability
- New anti-counterfeiting measures in the form of a reeded edge
- Stunning image of the national bird of the U.S. in very fine detail
- Possibly your only chance to add 2021 Type 1 and Type 2 designs to your collection