2021 1/4 oz American Gold Eagle (BU, Type 2)


2021 1/4 oz American Gold Eagle (BU, Type 2)

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Buy 2021 1/4 oz Gold American Eagle Coins

The American Gold Eagles are yearly issued gold bullion coins from the United States Mint in four different sizes and denominations. The 1 oz coin has a face value of $50, while the ¼ ounce stands for $10.

Due largely to it being at a lesser premium over the gold spot than the 1/10 gold eagle, but much more readily divisible than both the 1⁄2 and 1 ounce Gold Eagles, this coin is a perfect mix of divisibility and stackability.

The year of 2021 comes with a 35th anniversary celebration of the program and a new design for the reverse of the coin. Yet, the classic eagle family design is used for the first half of the year, while the new design is to be launched mid-year.

Coin Highlights

  • The US Mint guarantees 1/4 troy ounce of pure gold content in BU condition;
  • The program celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2021;
  • Iconic Saint-Gaudens design on the obverse portraying Lady Liberty;
  • Classic design with the family of eagles on the reverse during the first half of the year, with a new design coming up;
  • Face value of $10.

The 2021 1/4 oz Gold Eagle Design

In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt commissioned the famous American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens to redesign the nation’s coinage. The Liberty design used for the $20 piece (the Double Eagle) got so famous and popular that in 1986, when the American Eagles bullion coin program was created, the US Mint decided to revitalize it.


The renowned Saint-Gaudens rendition of Lady Liberty used on the Gold Eagles portrays the Goddess raising a lit torch with Her right hand, as she strides forward, leading America to freedom. She holds an olive branch on the left hand, symbolizing the willingness for peace. The Capitol Building can be seen in the lower left-hand of the design, and the rising sun on Liberty’s back while her garments and hair blow with the gale.


Mintage of the US Eagles began in 2021 with a classic design on the reverse of the coin: a bald eagle carrying a branch on its talon, as it joins its mate and eaglet on their nest. The design, created by Miley Busiek Frost, is to be used until mid-year of 2021, when a new design is scheduled for release.

America’s mottos “E PLURIBUS UNUM” and “IN GOD WE TRUST” are engraved on the sides of the illustration and the country’s name on top. Below the eagle family is the gold content and face value of the coin, “1/4 OZ. FINE GOLD ~ 10 DOLLARS”.

Wildlife artist and member of the US Mint Artistic Infusion Program, Jennie Norris, fashioned the new reverse design for the American Gold Eagles. It displays a well-detailed eagle’s head, earnestly gazing at the horizon. The artist revealed that she wanted to incorporate the “pride and wisdom passed down through generations of time”.

Both mottos were repositioned above the eagle’s head. “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” is still written on the top, but the order in which the gold content and face value are written on the bottom of the outer rim have been inverted.

New vs Old

  • The eagle family, envisioned by artist Miley Busiek, featured on the old design;
  • The bald eagle’s head, intensely staring ahead, displayed sideways on the new design by artist Jennie Norris;
  • New reverse has the imprintings “E PLURIBUS UNUM” and “IN GOD WE TRUST” on the the upper-hand of the design;
  • The words on the outline are separated with 5-pointed stars on the new design. The order of the written gold content and face value have also been inverted.


The ¼ ounce American Gold Eagles actually weigh 0.2727 troy ounces (8.483 grams). The coin is minted in the English standard of 22-karat gold (.9167 fineness), also known as Crown Gold. Silver and copper are added to the ¼ troy ounce gold content to create a more durable alloy. The coin has a diameter of 22 mm (0.866 inches) and is 1.83 mm (0.072 inches) thick. 

American Gold Eagle Series

Arguably the most successful gold bullion coin program in the world, the American Eagles were created in 1986 by the US Mint. It has become so popular among collectors and investors that it now also accounts for Platinum and Palladium coins, in addition to the gold and silver coins.

The year of 2021 marks the 35th anniversary of the program.

Why order 2021 1/4 oz American Eagle Gold Coins?

The ¼ ounce American Gold Eagles can make for a sensible investment if you are looking to retain divisibility of your assets, while still being easy to transport, store and display.

Due to their stellar design and the fact that they are backed by the United States Mint, Gold Eagles are constantly sought out by collectors and investors alike, making them an easy to liquidate commodity as they can be dealt with without the need of any federal forms.

These gold coins are also IRA approved, meaning they are readily available to fund a self-directed retirement account.

Seize this opportunity to buy the 2021 1/4 oz American Gold Eagle coins online from SD Bullion at the lowest premium above the gold spot price, with fast and discreet shipping!

More Information
Metal TypeGold
IRA ApprovedYes
Mint Capsule IncludedNo
Metal Content0.25 Troy Oz
Diameter22 mm
Mint/ ManufacturerUS Mint
Country of ManufactureUnited States
GradeBrilliant Unc
Grade ServiceN/A
Edge DesignReeded
Certificate of AuthenticityNo
International Shipping EligibleYes

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