It doesn’t matter what calls you to coin collecting in the first place. When you embark on your 2021 collection, you want to make sure that you are investing in the best for the year. That is, if you are looking for highly liquid coins. Especially if you are looking for IRA Eligible bullion and coins, take a look at some of the top coins to buy in 2021

2021 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars

As of 1/5/21, the US President signed into law the 1921 Silver Dollar Coin Anniversary Act. Therefore, the US Mint will also strike a 2021 edition of the Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars. These coins are coming up on their centennial transition of the Morgan Dollar into the Peace Dollar. Both coins carry incredible historical significance, especially relating to WWI. Now, you can eagerly anticipate these to hit shelves sometime this year. We do not currently have information on the release of this program, or the exact specifications, but they are 2021 releases. Do not miss out on this tremendous program! Check back on our 2021 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars blog for any and all updates.

2021 Gold and Silver Eagles

Some of the most standard and famous coins ever made are the Gold and Silver American Eagle coins. All the American Eagle coins, including the platinum and palladium editions, display distinctly American icons. These include Lady Liberty, the US Capitol, and the American Bald Eagle. 

The American Eagle coins remain among the top coins to buy in 2021 not only because of their long and respected history but also because these coins shall feature a new reverse image later in 2021. So, the first 2021 Gold and Silver Eagle coins available will continue to bear the original design. But, the coin collecting community eagerly awaits more information on the new security features within the centralized images on both metals. A highly realistic American Bald Eagle takes center stage for the updated 35th-anniversary illustration. Read more about that here.

The US Mint Gold Eagle arrives in multiple sizes, however, each size contains pure gold. Although the gold purity is .9167, there is still, for example, 1 troy oz of pure gold in the 1 oz 2021 Gold American Eagle coin

Therefore, this coin is larger than other gold coins with a purity of .999+ because other metals are balanced in the mix. This helps preserve the coin’s integrity over time since gold is a very soft metal. The famous South African Krugerrand is actually the inspiration for this purity. Keep in mind that this gold coin is the exception to the minimum gold purity rule for your IRA. 

The 2021 Silver Eagle coins contain .999 fine silver and weigh 1 troy oz. Additionally, the silver coin is IRA eligible. Take a look at our full inventory here.

Special Edition 2021 San Francisco Silver Eagle 

A special silver coin also available now in the American Eagle program is the 2021 (S) Silver American Eagle coin. Although this piece does not carry a San Francisco mintmark, this was struck at this facility. Also, these releases are reportedly the last Silver Eagles to carry the John Mercanti reverse design into 2021. As a 35th anniversary release, the American Eagle Silver, and Gold, coins are some of the most important! 

Since the West Point mint did not produce this release, and also the world health crisis surrounding the time when these were made, this qualifies as an Emergency Issue piece. Before these 1 troy oz, .999 fine silver coins are gone for good, secure the certified Silver Eagles!


New 2021 Gold and Silver Eagle Coins

It should almost go without saying that the new redesigned Gold and Silver American Eagle coins will be among the top coins to buy in 2021. Although these coins still contain the same amount of gold and silver, the gold “Family of Eagles” image and the John Mercanti silver design are retired.  Therefore, new illustrations shall take the place of both beloved images. But, this is not the only thing to look forward to. Actually, the new reverse images support a brand new 3-level security feature. No concrete information regarding the specific information about these features is public at this time. Please check back here for more information as the release of the new coins draws closer.

Coin Specifications2021 1 oz Silver American Eagle

  • New reverse design
  • Made from .999 fine silver with a weight of 1 troy ounce
  • Brilliant Uncirculated Condition
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRA
  • Face value of $1 USD backed by the U.S. Government
  • Individual coins come in protective coin flips. Multiples of 20 come in mint-issued tubes and multiples of 500 come in monster boxes
  • 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”.

Coin Specifications:

  • New reverse design
  • Made from .9167 gold, with a weight of 1 troy oz
  • Produced by the US Mint
  • Brilliant Uncirculated Condition
  • Individual coins come in plastic flips. Lots of 20 come in mint-issued tubes.
  • Face value of $50 USD backed by the US Government
  • Eligible for IRA
  • Obverse: Bears Lady Liberty as she walks forth with a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. The capitol building lies behind her 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”.

Final 2021 ATB Quarter: Alabama Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site coin

The America the Beautiful Quarters program began in 2010 and finishes this year in February! The entire program consists of 56 total silver coins. Each coin celebrates national forests, parks, historic events, and locations. The final release is the Alabama Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Coin. Although this coin continues to be made with 5 troy oz of .999 fine silver, the reverse of the coin displays a new design. The obverse always features George Washington, the face of every US quarter.

Alabama’s Tuskegee University was a place where Black citizens could train for the Air Force—away from racial discrimination. Since this facility was created before the Civil Rights movement, many Black airmen trained here to fight in World War II. This location offered Black airmen the opportunity to pave a way for desegregation in the military. Furthermore, this historic piece is IRA Eligible, and its history and eligibility contribute to this being one of the top coins to buy in 2021. You can now plan to complete your collection of the ATB quarters with this piece. Many collectors might hurry to stores as soon as it is available in February, so plan accordingly and sign up for our newsletter!

2021 Gold and Silver Britannia coins

Up until recently, the Britannia coins did not qualify for a Precious Metals IRA. Only since March 2013 have these coins been applicable since they were previously only .958 fine silver. As of 2013 onward, these coins are made from either .999 fine silver or .9999 pure gold. This, plus their sizes, renders these two coin editions IRA eligible. But, this is not the only reason why the Gold and Silver Britannia coins are some of the top coins to buy in 2021. 

In a previous blog, we wrote about these coins’ new redesign. As counterfeiting becomes even more prevalent, mints internationally seek ways to thwart these shady practices. Therefore, the 2021 Gold and Silver Britannia coins are some of the most highly secure releases of 2021. Also, collectors everywhere around the world all seem to approve of this new design and its impressive security features. As a result, this leaves the 2021 Britannias some of the most in-demand pieces of the new year.

2021 Canadian Maple Leaf coins

The Canadian Maple Leaf coins are, every year, a popular choice for both coin collectors and investors regardless of their home country. These coins are some of the most innovative and beautiful ever struck. The Maple Leaf coins arrive in gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. However, only the silver, gold, and platinum coins are eligible for IRAs since they meet the minimum weight and purity requirements.


Top Coins to Buy in 2021 – Australian Classics 

Before we jump into 2021, don’t forget about the incredible Perth Mint coins from the land down under! The lovely Silver Kookaburra, Silver/Platinum/Gold Koala, and Silver/Platinum/Gold Kangaroo coins are annual staples for collectors. Featuring Australian wildlife, the coins available to you from the prestigious Perth Mint have the highest possible purity, .9999 gold and silver, .9995 platinum, and at the 1 troy oz classic size. 

These coins rarely disappoint, and collectors especially enjoy these for their annually changing reverse. This excludes the silver and platinum kangaroo coins, which mainly remain consistent in design annually. Please keep in mind that not all these coins may be IRA eligible.

Silver, Platinum, and Gold KangaroosGold available in fractional sizes!


BONUS – Year of the Ox Coins

2021 would not be complete without some of the Year of the Ox bullion coins! Since the Year of the Ox only comes once every twelve years, we at Bullion Exchanges want to show off this limited-time bullion from both the Perth Mint and PAMP Suisse. Although we cannot guarantee these are all IRA Eligible, the time-specific release remains an important part of the zodiac/lunar coin and bullion bar collections. Whether you are an ox or not, these lovely designs, high-quality precious metal content, and recognized names will still greatly strengthen your portfolio. 


1 oz PAMP Suisse Year of the Ox Silver Bar

2021 1 oz Silver Lunar Year of The Ox Perth Mint Coin

2021 1 oz Silver Lunar Year of The Ox Perth Mint Dragon Privy BU

Bullion Exchanges

Bullion Exchanges strives to be one of the best places to buy precious metals online and in-store. All these 2021 coins are some of the top releases of 2021, but as 2020 proved, there could be unplanned releases to come out this year. These magnificent coins are undoubtedly worthy to be a part of your collection. Choose any of the top coins to buy in 2021 to hedge your wealth and investments against inflation and any potential financial turmoil. Don’t be shy and feel free to reach out to us during our business hours, especially if you want to sell to us!


  1. Investors can find a great collection of gold and silver coins minted by reputed and popular mints here in one place. Silver is a highly liquid asset that small investors can get in the form of 1 gram silver coin or 1 oz silver bar depending upon their investment needs. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful collection of silver coins that coin collectors should buy this 2021.

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