2021 Type 2 Gold Eagles

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American Gold Eagle coins have remained some of the most popular gold bullion coins in the industry. The US Mint American Gold Eagle coins first hit shelves in 1986, featuring American icons including Lady Liberty and the American Bald Eagle. During the 35th anniversary year of the program in 2021, the Silver and Gold Eagle coins underwent a major redesign that features a new reverse. Additionally, the 1 oz Gold Eagle coins also carry new anti-counterfeit security features.

The Gold American Eagle coin series is struck in fractional and whole sizes including 1/10 troy oz, 1/4 ozt, 1/2 ozt, and 1 ozt. On top of that, the Gold American Eagle coins are legal tender backed by the US Government, and the denominations vary depending on the weight. With the new design, the Brilliant Uncirculated Type 2 Gold Eagle coins remain IRA eligible. So in addition to creating a strong gold coin collection, you can diversify your IRA account when you buy Gold Eagles.


The Gold Eagle coin is consistently among our bestsellers. This prestigious program began in 1986, legalized by the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985. This act authorized the Gold American Eagle coins to be struck. However, one major stipulation is that all the gold used to make the Gold American Eagle coins must be sourced from American territories only. This stipulation solidifies the Gold Eagle coins as a truly all-American bullion coin program. 

The obverse displays a rendition of the imagery previously used on the Gold Double Eagle coin. This beautiful coin was created by the famed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Lady Liberty moves towards the viewer, tall and strong, wielding a torch and an olive branch high in the air. She appears as a beacon and representative to welcome you to the US. The Capitol sits behind her, illuminated by a sunrise that radiates from behind the building, as a portrait of hope and freedom. This design was resurrected for the American Gold Eagle coin in 1986 after being discontinued in 1933.


The first few coins issued in 2021 featured the original Miley Busiek reverse known as the “Family of Eagles.” However, the new reverse design first hit shelves in July 2021. The new Type 2 Gold American Eagle coins feature a hyper-realistic image of an American Bald Eagle as designed by US Mint Artistic Infusion Program Artist Jennie Norris. The bird gives the viewer a side-eye view, showing off its feathers and intense gaze. This new design contains all the same inscriptions on the border as the original reverse.

On top of the new design, the Type 2 Gold American Eagle also carries never-seen-before security features. These features are only implemented on the 1 troy oz size. Among the new details of the Type 2 Gold Eagles is the anti-counterfeit reeded edge.

Bring your coin collection into the modern era of secure coins and buy Gold Eagles coins today.


The Proof Gold Eagle also debuted in 1986, but only in a 1 troy ounce size. After that year, the US Mint released the 1/2 troy oz size. Today, the series has grown so far that the Proof American Gold Eagle coins are available in 1/10 troy oz, 1/4 ozt, 1/2 ozt, and 1 ozt sizes. The Proof Gold Eagle coins have also been updated to the Type 2 design in July 2021.

Proof coins are struck twice, as opposed to just once for Brilliant Uncirculated editions. The doublestrike grants the coins a much higher contrast and sharper details. But, the clearest difference between the two, however, is the reflective finish. Paired with a stunning mirror-like background, these Proof Type 2 Gold American Eagle coins are truly eye-catching pieces.

Partake in the new Gold Eagle design with Bullion Exchanges today. With all the variations of sizes and finishes, you are sure to find a US gold bullion coin that fits your budget.


Bullion Exchanges regularly sends some of our American Eagle coins off for grading, both in gold and silver. Our coins arrive either as NGC or PCGS certified. We are proud to offer MS 69, MS 70, PF 69, and PF 70 with variations in Early Releases, First Strike, and First Day of Issue.

First Strike and Early Releases labels on the American Eagle coins means the coins were graded within the first 30 days of their release. However, the First Day of Issue coins are certified as coins purchased on the first day of the program’s launch.

Whether you are interested in graded or ungraded coins, Bullion Exchanges would be happy to help you buy Gold Eagles today. If you have any questions or concerns, please follow up with our customer service team during our business hours. You can find our contact information here.