Collectors all over the world were excited when it was announced that the classic Gold American Eagle Coin would be given a new reverse-side design. For over three decades, the coin has featured two designs: “Walking Liberty” on the obverse and a flying eagle on the reverse. This year, the U.S. Mint announced the 2021 release of an all-new Type 2 edition of this hallmark coin of the bullion industry. This new coin will retain the classic obverse design of Walking Lady Liberty, but will debut a brand new depiction on the reverse.
We are beyond excited to bring you the opportunity to get your hands on the first release of the Gold American Eagle Type 2. This coin will likely be produced and distributed for many years, but the 2021 Gold American Eagle Type 2 is your first chance to access this unique new design on a coin that has historically been one of the most popular in the world. The U.S. Mint offers a series of American Eagle Type 2 Coins, including both one ounce and fractional ounce variants. The ½ Oz Gold American Eagle Type 2 Coin is minted using .9167 pure gold.
- ½ Oz .9167 pure gold bullion.
- $25 USD face value, backed by the U.S. government.
- Obverse Depiction: “Walking Lady Liberty” strolls away from a rising sun.
- Reverse Depiction: A Bald Eagle’s profile.
We hope you’re as excited as we are to receive some of the first mintings of the ½ Oz Gold American Eagle Type 2 Coin. These coins are all shipped in BU condition using our best shipping practices. This is good, too, because we know that no bullion coin collectors are interested in receiving these beautiful coins with scuffs, markings, or damages. Fractional denominations are especially collectable when it comes to the Gold American Eagle Type 2 Coin.
While this coin’s ½ Oz of pure gold bullion is one factor in its value, most coin collectors are most interested in its value as the first in the brand new series of Type 2 designs. For over three decades, the coin has retained the same designs on both the reverse and the obverse. On the obverse, Lady Liberty walks away from a rising sun. In the background, the U.S. Capitol Building can be seen. The reverse of this exciting coin is where the change happens. Until 2021, it depicted a Bald Eagle flying toward a family of eagles in a nest.
This all changed in 2021. While the obverse still shows the same version of Walking Liberty, the reverse art on the 2021 version of the Gold American Eagle Type 2 Coin shows the detailed profile of the face of a Bald Eagle. The incredible intricacy of this design certainly wowed our team, and we’re impressed with how well the art works with the high bullion purity of the piece.
Whether you’re a new or an experienced bullion coin collector, the ½ Oz 2021 Gold American Eagle Coin is an excellent piece to add to any collection.