U.S. Mint to Offer Design Pairings of 2021 American Eagle Bullion Coins

Edges of Type 2, 2021 American Silver Eagle bullion coins
This CoinNews photo shows the edges of bullion Type 2 American Silver Eagles. The bullion coins are minted with investors in mind. In addition to an anti-counterfeit reeded edge variation, they feature a refreshed obverse (heads) and a completely redesigned reverse (tails).

The United States Mint announced that it will offer first and last production runs of 2021 American Eagle bullion coins — both in classic/original (Type 1) and new (Type 2) designs — to its network of Authorized Purchasers. APs consist of major coin and precious metals dealers, brokerage companies, and other participating financial intermediaries.

The Mint also said it will hold a public auction later in the year to sell what it has dubbed the "2021 American Eagles at Dusk and at Dawn 35th Anniversary four-coin sets of American Eagle bullion coins." The set will be limited to 500 and included pairings of Type 1 and Type 2 American Gold Eagles and American Silver Eagles.

A U.S. Mint statement about the offerings follows.

Mint to Release Limited Editions of New and Original Design American Eagle Bullion Coins to Authorized Purchasers

Marking the historic transition from the original American Eagle (AE) design to the release of enhanced redesigned AE silver and AE gold bullion coins, on August 9th the United States Mint will open sales of limited edition AE coins featuring a bullion finish to its network of authorized purchasers.

Specifically, the Mint will offer:

  • a limited issue of 200,000 of the last production run of the original 1986 design AE silver bullion coins,
  • a limited issue of 200,000 of the first production run of the enhanced redesigned 2021 AE silver bullion coins,
  • a limited issue of 15,000 of the last production run of the 1986 design AE gold one oz. bullion coins, and
  • a limited issue of 15,000 of the first production run of the enhanced redesigned 2021 AE Gold one oz. bullion coins.

These are bullion coins and, as such, will be sold through our network of Authorized Purchasers who resell the coins into the secondary market.

Information on the United States Mint’s bullion program, including a list of Authorized Purchasers, can be found at https://catalog.usmint.gov/coin-programs/bullion-authorized-purchasers.html?navid=inforsearch.

Later this year, in celebration of both the end of an era and the opening of a new chapter, the United States Mint is planning a public auction of very limited 2021 American Eagles at Dusk and at Dawn 35th Anniversary four-coin sets of AE bullion.

All of the bullion products reserved for the sets were personally struck by Mint Director David J. Ryder at the Mint’s West Point, NY production facility.

Each set will include certificates of authenticity bearing the Director’s original signature.

Five hundred of the new gold coins will be paired with 500 of those with the original gold design, and placed with 500 redesigned silver coins paired with 500 coins of the original silver design to form 500 extraordinarily unique four-coin sets.

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Mint to Release Limited Editions of New and Original Design American Eagle Bullion Coins to Authorized Purchasers

Sorry all you individual coin-collectors, but we felt that we need to confirm to you how unimportant you are, when compared to the Authorized Purchasers.”

-US Mint Director David J. Ryder


Who cares!


For someone that quit buying from the mint, you sure like to complain about something you do not like! Have a nice day now.


so wait the mint has no problem finding silver planchets for these 400k bullion coins, but were having a hard time finding them for the morgan or peace dollars meaning lower quantities?


Different planchets based on silver content

Sherril Matney

This sounds like a bunch of crap for the dealers to make thousands of dollars!!!!How will they decide who gets to bid on this world famous auction that Ryder made the coins for?How will we know when the auction for the rich bidders takes place?


That’s all it is they buy them then try to make 3 to 4 more than their worth,Gold is Gold and Silver Is Silver, It don’t change just because of the Design of a coin.


All they are doping…ooops doing are making the bullion coins sound a lot more collectible than they actually are.

sam tweedy

Scrap the type 2 but you can always display them with your “BAT” quarters…. Yeah!!!!


When it comes to these items that have small mintages, has the US Mint put a limitation of just people in the United States or has all the billions of people all been able to order up the a—? I been a collector since I was 7, from the 1943 steel cents to collecting American Eagles. I use to jump for joy with some of the Unique items the U.S. mint has come up with. Like the 10,000 sets of the 3 (1 oz. Gold) that had the first reverse proof gold. That’s been a while and still this US… Read more »


Indeed Sir Kaiser, indeed… What you say is so true. And we won’t give up trying because once in awhile we may just get lucky and score one of those impossible to get, very low mintage, highly desired, instant modern day rarities manufactured my the Mint and fought for online at the very second they go on sale on release day. Every now and then, even a blind squirrel finds a nut.

Seth Riesling

“I got a rock…” – Charlie Brown, Halloween.

I must be part squirrel, because I can go through a pound of pistachios nuts like in a week! And don’t even get me started on seeds…Pepitas, shelled.

New coin collecting theme: Squirrels on coins.



”Every now and then, even a blind squirrel finds a nut.”
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I remember hearing that line from a guy who lived in Cosby, Tennessee decades ago!

Seth Riesling

Kaiser –

Das ist sehr lustig!
Here in the Southern USA (Texas where I live, included), we have a saying when trying to be polite in an awkward area of discussion about others we may not care much about – “Well, Bless Her/His Heart!” will get you out of any such situations quickly. Lol.


“If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” .– — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — –. Yes Kaiser, it just goes to show: All that you really need to know in life – you are taught in childhood tales & stuff like the line Thumper’s mother quoted. Also, think Aesop’s Fables. The line ‘A penny saved, is a penny earned’ is also worthy advice, so I will pass on this Thursday’s release of the gold 4-coin mint set that… Read more »

Christopher Williams

I actually have a mini-sanctuary in our yard where we have healthy population of blue jays, cardinals, cat birds, black caps, house wrens, carolina wrens, finches, woodpeckers, squirrels and chipmunks. Some of the chipmunks will take the nuts from my hand. To observe them is so calming.


Stay away from people who treat you like an option, not a priority
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Kaiser, I would like to do that, but because I am a working stiff I have to deal with Management.

And as long as the Mint continues to issue irresistible shiny objects, many of us are drawn like a moth to a flame, even though the Mint continually burns us.


Kaiser, nice reference to The Wizard of Oz!
Remember – the Smartest Person in the room happens to be the one without a brain.