New American Silver Eagles Released for 2021

The US Mint’s American Eagle coins series has been a favorite of collectors since its start in 1986. 2021 marks the 35th anniversary of this famous series. The US Mint has given collectors something to truly love about this series with consistent high-quality releases in silver, gold, platinum, and palladium bullion. This all-American line makes for great investments and gifts. Furthermore, these bullion coins are the only ones, if ungraded, allowed for an IRA. With this new release, get ready to order yours from Bullion Exchanges! 

What are the American Eagle Bullion Coins?

Coins, especially the American Eagle coin, are a cost-effective way of adding a small increment of value to your investment portfolio. Also, coins offer a liquid two-way market. The American Eagle Coins Program has catered to this style of investing since 1986. This line began with the American Gold and Silver Eagle coins. Then, in 1997, Platinum Eagles were released to the public. Finally, in 2017, the US Mint strikes palladium bullion coins. This is the official bullion coin series of the United States.

What is the symbolism of the American Eagle?

The Bald Eagle has been the chosen icon to represent America since 1782. It was illustrated on the Great National Seal of the United States and appears on many government institutions and documents. Former President JFK once said:

The Founding Fathers made an appropriate choice when they selected the bald eagle as the emblem of the nation. The fierce beauty and proud independence of this great bird aptly symbolizes the strength and freedom of America…

The bald eagle is indigenous to America. It represents strength, determination, and independence in its bold, majestic form. The US Mint capitalized the same image on the American Eagle Coins Program for all its coins’ reverses from 1986 until 2020. 2021 begins a new era for the American Eagles, but it will continue to highlight the heraldic animal.

Two Sides to Every Coin

Since its inception in 1986, the Silver American Eagle coins have featured the American Eagle on the reverse’s display.  The design for this was originally from 1792, and it was updated for the 1986 release. This design includes the heraldic eagle with outstretched wings, designed by John Mercanti. The Amerian Eagle clutches an inscribed ribbon in its beak, an olive branch in its right talon, and arrows in its left talon. Its chest bears the shield that represents America indivisibly to mandate we rely on our virtue. Above its head is thirteen stars that signify the original colonies. Since 1792 this has been on coinage. This also represents the Great Seal of the US that proclaims strength through peace. 

This, however, will not be the reverse of this coin for gold and silver only starting in 2021. There is currently no redesign in place for the platinum and palladium coins.

The New Reverse Design for the 2021 Silver and Gold American Eagles

As of June 2020, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) released information on the new sample designs for the Gold and Silver American Eagles coins. As of this writing, the new designs have been announced. Both designs feature an eagle, but the gold and silver coins portray a different action and form of the iconic American symbol. This will first be seen on the bullion releases for 2021 to be released later in the year. Therefore, it is important to note these coins probably won’t be available until months into 2021. The anti-counterfeiting features and new design will also appear on the Proof and other versions in the series later in 2021.

The obverse will remain the same design by Adolph A Weinman. His “Walking Liberty” illustration drew inspiration from the silver half-dollar from 1916-1947. Lady Liberty walks towards the setting sun with oak and laurel branches in her left arm, outstretching her right arm to the horizon. Her skirt and the American flag ripple around her body. 

The reverse design implemented new security features in addition to a new design. The new image featured on the silver coin is a bald eagle flying while carrying an oak branch. The eagle is surrounded by inscriptions including the country, weight, purity, denomination, and the US motto “E Pluribus Unum”. The reverse of the Gold Eagle also has the same inscriptions, plus “In God We Trust”, and instead features a close-up image of the left side of a bald eagle’s head.

Product Specifications


2021 American Silver Eagle

Coin Specifications:

  • Made from .999 fine silver with a weight of 1 troy ounce
  • Individual coins come in plastic flips. Multiples of 20 come in mint-issued tubes and multiples of 500 come in monster boxes
  • Brilliant Uncirculated Condition
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRA
  • Legal tender issued and guaranteed by the U.S. Government
  • Obverse: Features a full-length image of Lady Liberty walking with outstretched hands towards the rising sun with her gown and the draped flag billowing around her. She holds oak and laurel branches in one hand to symbolize peace and strength. Inscriptions: “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” and the year of mintage.
  • Reverse: Displays a bald eagle mid-flight, carrying an oak branch in its talons. Inscriptions: “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”, “ONE DOLLAR”, “1 OZ”, “FINE SILVER”, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM”.






2021 American Gold Eagle

Coin Specifications:2021 gold eagle type 2

  • New three-level security feature on the reverse
  • Made from .9167 pure gold, with a weight of 1 oz.
  • Produced by the US Mint
  • Brilliant Uncirculated Condition
  • Individual coins come in plastic flips
  • Face value of $50 USD backed by the US Government
  • Eligible for IRA.
  • US legal tender.
  • Obverse: Lady Liberty with a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left hand. She strides forward with the capitol building in the background. Inscriptions: “LIBERTY” and “2021”.
  • Reverse: Features the left profile of a bald eagle. Inscriptions: “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”, “E PLURIBUS UNUM”, “IN GOD WE TRUST”, “50 DOLLARS”, “1 OZ”, and “FINE GOLD”.

History of the US Mint

It was 1792 when the US Mint began. This makes this branch among the oldest agencies in the US. The US Mint is the only producer of legal tender in the United States. They manufacture Congressional Gold Medals and coin-related products on top of their bullion coins. Bullion coins from the US Mint come in proof, uncirculated/burnished, and commemorative editions. 

The US American Eagle Coins Program has been around since 1986. This is the first line of bullion products from the US Mint since FDR outlawed the practice of collecting bullion products in 1933. He did this in response to the Great Depression, claiming that hoarding gold stalled economic growth crucial at that time in the US. Today, precious metals investing has become a more accepted and stable method of investing encouraged by the government. 

In 1986, the San Francisco Mint was the first to strike the American Silver Eagle coin. Now, the three mint facilities that produce the American Eagle Coins are in Philadelphia, West Point, and San Francisco.

Bullion Exchanges

Bullion Exchanges is a top-rated, trusted, and accredited retailer in Manhattan. We are excited to present the US Mint American Silver Eagle collection. The American Eagle Coins collection also comes in gold, platinum, and palladium coin bullion. As an all-American line since 1986, these coins have had incredible popularity among collectors. The US Mint also produces other phenomenal collectibles such as the coins in the American the Beautiful Program and Gold American Buffalo coins. Upon submitting your order, your items will be safely packaged and shipped to your address. Please reach out to our customer service team with any questions or concerns as we are always happy to help.

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  1. brenda gainey

    these are 2 of the most boring designs of the final options! I am soooo disappointed in these choices! 😥

  2. Jeffrey C Brubaker

    We think or know that they are sharp looking coins will be buying some in near future. The bald eagle is a majestic bird a good choice by our founding fathers

  3. Geoff Seastrand

    Wow I don’t like either of them. The Mercanti Eagle is irreplaceable. Not really attached to the reverse of the gold eagles, but this appears to be a step in the wrong direction.

  4. So let down. The mint continues to dissapoint. The only reason I would purchase the new design is because it is the 1st year. They will probably mint millions and millions!

  5. US mint has made the American Eagle 1 oz silver coin, since 1986. Still, these are the most highly purchase silver coins. For all the coin collectors and investors, the American Eagle 1 oz silver coin is a favorite one.

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  7. That new silver eagle, very badly detailed. with all the great sculptors we have, there’s no excuse.

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