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2021 1/4 oz American Eagle Proof Gold Coin (Type 2)


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U.S. Mint’s 2021 1/4 oz gold American eagle, a favorite among our fractional gold coins. These gold eagles are completely untouched, still sealed in their capsules straight from the U.S. Mint. Along with your coin, you'll also receive the coin's fancy presentation case, a certificate of authenticity and a classy overbox.

Fair warning: because fractional gold eagle coins are more affordable than their 1 oz big brother, they tend to sell fast. If you want to complete the 2021 chapter of your U.S. Mint coin collection with both Type 1 and Type 2 designs, we strongly encourage you to order your 1/4 oz American gold eagle right now!

Each coin is made of 22-karat “crown gold” alloy (91.67% gold, 5.33% copper and 3.0% silver), far more durable than pure gold. That translates into 0.9167 pure gold, with an actual gold weight of 1/4 troy oz. They also have a $10 face value although they’re obviously not intended for circulation. 

Note this 2021 proof American eagle features the new reverse design. Artists Jennie Norris and Renata Gordon’s intimate profile of a fierce and noble bald eagle is so incredibly detailed and realistic it virtually jumps off the coin. It feels like you’re eye-to-eye with the bird of prey itself, and it’s hard not to feel a surge of patriotic pride when you hold one of these 1/4 oz American gold eagles in your hand. Inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” along with the weight, purity, and denomination.

The 2021 Type 2 American eagle retains the obverse design we know and love, Augustus Saint Gaudens’s Lady Liberty striding forward, bearing a torch and olive branch. Behind her, the U.S. capitol building appears on the horizon, and the rays of the rising sun spread across the horizon at Liberty’s back. Even though you recognize this design, it isn’t quite the same. The U.S. Mint went all the way back to Saint-Gaudens’ original bronze casts from 1907 and used modern technologies to more faithfully replicate the original design. A very careful observation will reveal modifications to the capitol building, stars, torch and other details. (See the bottom of this page for a detailed list of design changes from the U.S. Mint.) You’ll note the words “LIBERTY” and the 2021 year of minting on the obverse as well. 

About the gold American eagle series

In 1986, the U.S. Mint started issuing American gold coins for the first time in over 50 years. They immediately had a hit on their hands. Each year since, collectors across America and around the world have eagerly snapped up millions of gold eagles. Fractional coins in weights of 1/2,1/4 and 1/10 oz are more affordable and therefore accessible to a wider range of collectors. The U.S. Mint wanted to make sure that just about everyone who wants their very own gold American eagle can afford one, and they’ve done a great job!

Highlights of the 2021 1/4 oz gold American eagle coin (Type 2 design):

  • Minted in 0.9167 fine gold at West Point, actual gold weight of 1/4 troy oz
  • Ships in sealed plastic capsule, snug in its presentation case with certificate of authenticity and a decorative overbox
  • Newly-designed reverse and remastered obverse designs
  • Produced at the legendary U.S. Mint, with a face value of $10 guaranteed by the US government
  • A popular coin from a wildly successful series, highly in-demand and accessibly priced
  • One of four weights available in the 2021 gold American eagle proof coin series

Here's how the gold American eagle Type 2 coins are different:

American gold eagle redesign features, courtesy of the U.S. Mint

Product specifications
Metal Gold
Purity 0.9167
Product Type Collectible Coin
Year Minted 2021
Mint U.S. Mint
Country United States
Mint type Government
Grade Proof
Weight 1/4 oz
Certificate of Authenticity true
Face Value/Denomination $10
Obverse Design Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Design Jennie Norris
Edge Design Reeded






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All orders over $199 will receive FREE SHIPPING. Other orders will be charged a shipping fee of $9.95. 


Why do you ship my order to my billing address?
This is a security measure to combat credit card fraud. By shipping to the billing address on file with your credit card company, we prevent scammers with stolen card numbers from fraudulent activity. 


Can I change my shipping address?
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Do you ship internationally?
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All your purchased products are packaged under video surveillance to ensure quality control and packages are carefully and discreetly wrapped in generic corrugated boxes. 


How do you ship my order?
We ship via Registered/Insured U.S. Postal Service and UPS in discreet, secure packaging. Each package is fully insured and may require a signature upon delivery. Packages take 1-10 business days for delivery. We’ll send your tracking number by email when your order ships. 


Is my order insured while in transit?
Yes, BullionMax fully insures all of its shipments. Should anything happen while your package is in transit to you, it will be covered by our insurance policy.
However, we will not accept responsibility if you have left instructions with any carriers or delivery services to leave parcels unattended for you without the need for a signature, or if you have given the carrier instructions to leave your package with anyone other than the addressee. This includes but is not limited to a building manager, neighbor, a business mailroom, drop-off location such as Mail Boxes, etc., The UPS Store, the Military Postal Service, etc.
Additionally, we will not assume responsibility for packages that are signed for by apartment/complex building management, a business mailroom, the Military Postal Service, or any person(s) that are not the addressee listed on the order. When we ship to you, if metals are lost or damaged in transit, it is our responsibility to pursue any claim with the insurance company. If we determine the package is lost or damaged, we file a claim.
We reserve the right to re-ship your items or refund your money at our discretion.


Can you ship my order to my post office box?
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Packages we ship may not require a signature for delivery. Expedited shipping, whether via UPS or the U.S. Postal Service, requires a signature for delivery.


Do you ship to U.S. territories?
We do not ship to US territories. Due to special requirements set by the postal systems, we are unable to ship outside of U.S. states.


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Where do you ship orders from?
All orders will ship from our warehouse in Los Angeles, California.  We conceal the return address on all packages so as to not hint at the contents of the package.


Do you offer UPS shipping to Alaska and Hawaii?
No, we do not. The costs of shipping to these states are extremely prohibitive, so we utilize USPS on all shipments to Alaska and Hawaii.


Do we ship to P.O. Boxes?
No, we do not. Sorry.


Do you ship to UPS store locations?
No. UPS 3-Day Air service excludes shipments to UPS Stores, as well as Alaska, Hawaii and APO addresses.


My package appears to have been damaged or tampered with. What should I do?
We recommend you refuse any shipment that appears to be damaged or tampered with because the shipping insurance ends once signed for and/or delivered. When refused, the package(s) will return to BullionMax for inspection. 
If you have taken possession of a damaged or tampered package, please save all packaging and contact call us at (800) 729-3202 during normal business hours of 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday – Friday within 48 hours for further instructions. Failure to notify us of damage or tampering within 48 hours from signature or delivery date may impact our ability to cover your claim.


What happens if my order is lost in transit?
We see very few delivery issues with our carriers, but sometimes delays do occur. In those situations, we appreciate your patience to wait a little longer for your package (at least 7 business days) before contacting us. Should the package not arrive, an investigation of the shipment is required before any order is reshipped or refunded. We may ask you to file a police report if it appears loss is due to theft or tampering. Your assistance speeds up the investigation and the sooner we complete it, the sooner we can resolve the missing order.

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