2021 $5 Proof Gold Eagle Designer Set – PF70

$1,895.00

- Includes the Type 1 and Type 2 $5 Proof Gold Eagles from the U.S. Mint issue “Designer Edition” Gold Eagle Set.

- Both Coins certified PERFECT PF70 by NGC in the CSN Exclusive “Premier Select Series” NGC label

- Each Coin is one-tenth ounce of .9167 fine Gold

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SKU:
038567

The year 2021 marks the 35th Anniversary of the American Eagle coin program and the United States Mint revealed the new reverse designs for the 2021 American Eagle gold and silver coins on 1st October 2020. “These beautiful designs build on the United States Mint’s heritage of artistic excellence and fortify the American Eagle Coin Program’s status as an icon in the numismatic and art worlds,” said Mint Director David J. Ryder.

Type 1 Reverse Design

The original or Type 1 reverse of the Gold Eagle was created by artist Miley Tucker-Frost, an artist from Texas. This design appeared in the coin from the year 1986. It was sculpted by Sheril Joseph Winter, who then served as a U.S. Mint sculptor engraver. When the artist came to know that the U.S. Mint was looking to create its own bullion coins to compete with those from world mints, she thought she had an epic eagle design for the reverse that would for once depict not a single eagle but a family of eagles. The design showcases a male bald eagle carrying an olive branch back to its female companion and hatchlings.

The backstory of the invention is not well known even among coin collectors. This design was a culmination of a six-year journey for Tucker-Frost that began when she heard Ronald Reagan's acceptance speech at the 1980 Republican National Convention. The speech debated on the idea of Americans coming together for the common good and led the artist to the concept of showcasing a family of eagles that represented America as a caring family. The design that came from that inspiration was turned into a sculpture which was later selected by the Republican National Committee as the official Commemorative for Reagan’s first inaugural.

After she learned about the upcoming program for the American gold bullion coin, she began urging people in her state and in Washington D.C including the members of congress to support putting the design on the reverse of the new gold coins. Finally when the legislation was written, it used precise language about the reverse design that basically described the artist's design but did not mention her name. Later it was selected by then-treasury secretary James Baker. The design was chosen for the $50, 1- ounce version.

In 2019 the United States Mint was looking to change the reverse design of the American Silver Eagle. It was not known officially outside the Mint that they were also on the lookout to change the reverse design of the American Gold Eagle. Last October, the Mint disclosed the new Type 2 reverse that will begin appearing on 2021 Gold eagles around the middle of the year. After receiving recommendations from the Committee of Fine Arts (CFA) and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), Stephen Terner Mnuchin, the U.S. treasury secretary, selected the new Gold eagle reverse design. It is a bold design that depicts a significant change in how eagles have been portrayed in the American coinage since the Mint founding in 1792.

Type 2 Reverse Design

Artist Jennie Norris designed the second reverse design. This time, the design represents a closeup profile of the bald eagle's head facing left, surrounded by statutory inscriptions above it for United States Of America, E Pluribus Unum, and In God We Trust. These letterings are separated by three stars on either side of the eagle. Below them emerges "50 Dollars" and "1 O.Z. Fine Gold". The eagle has a fierce gaze, and the design is exhibited in such detail that its beak and dense plumage look very realistic. She could portray such a stunning design because of her experience as a former raptor handler and her detailed up-close study of birds. She has stated that "I hope to capture the intensity of his stare through the close cropping" of the design.

The design was sculpted by Renata Gordon, who has been a U.S. Mint sculptor engraver since 2010. This fresh design will continue appearing on the Gold eagles for at least the next 25 years as required by an 1890 law.

The 2021-W American Eagle Tenth Ounce Gold Two Coin Deluxe Edition went on sale from the U.S. Mint on July 29th. However, was restricted to release just 5000 sets. This set consisted of both versions of the American Eagle tenth-ounce gold $5 coin. One is featuring the reverse of 1986 and another with the reverse of the 2021 design. We have these sets certified PERFECT PF70 by NGC in our exclusive "Premier Select Series" label.

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The year 2021 marks the 35th Anniversary of the American Eagle coin program and the United States Mint revealed the new reverse designs for the 2021 American Eagle gold and silver coins on 1st October 2020. “These beautiful designs build on the United States Mint’s heritage of artistic excellence and fortify the American Eagle Coin Program’s status as an icon in the numismatic and art worlds,” said Mint Director David J. Ryder.

Type 1 Reverse Design

The original or Type 1 reverse of the Gold Eagle was created by artist Miley Tucker-Frost, an artist from Texas. This design appeared in the coin from the year 1986. It was sculpted by Sheril Joseph Winter, who then served as a U.S. Mint sculptor engraver. When the artist came to know that the U.S. Mint was looking to create its own bullion coins to compete with those from world mints, she thought she had an epic eagle design for the reverse that would for once depict not a single eagle but a family of eagles. The design showcases a male bald eagle carrying an olive branch back to its female companion and hatchlings.

The backstory of the invention is not well known even among coin collectors. This design was a culmination of a six-year journey for Tucker-Frost that began when she heard Ronald Reagan's acceptance speech at the 1980 Republican National Convention. The speech debated on the idea of Americans coming together for the common good and led the artist to the concept of showcasing a family of eagles that represented America as a caring family. The design that came from that inspiration was turned into a sculpture which was later selected by the Republican National Committee as the official Commemorative for Reagan’s first inaugural.

After she learned about the upcoming program for the American gold bullion coin, she began urging people in her state and in Washington D.C including the members of congress to support putting the design on the reverse of the new gold coins. Finally when the legislation was written, it used precise language about the reverse design that basically described the artist's design but did not mention her name. Later it was selected by then-treasury secretary James Baker. The design was chosen for the $50, 1- ounce version.

In 2019 the United States Mint was looking to change the reverse design of the American Silver Eagle. It was not known officially outside the Mint that they were also on the lookout to change the reverse design of the American Gold Eagle. Last October, the Mint disclosed the new Type 2 reverse that will begin appearing on 2021 Gold eagles around the middle of the year. After receiving recommendations from the Committee of Fine Arts (CFA) and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), Stephen Terner Mnuchin, the U.S. treasury secretary, selected the new Gold eagle reverse design. It is a bold design that depicts a significant change in how eagles have been portrayed in the American coinage since the Mint founding in 1792.

Type 2 Reverse Design

Artist Jennie Norris designed the second reverse design. This time, the design represents a closeup profile of the bald eagle's head facing left, surrounded by statutory inscriptions above it for United States Of America, E Pluribus Unum, and In God We Trust. These letterings are separated by three stars on either side of the eagle. Below them emerges "50 Dollars" and "1 O.Z. Fine Gold". The eagle has a fierce gaze, and the design is exhibited in such detail that its beak and dense plumage look very realistic. She could portray such a stunning design because of her experience as a former raptor handler and her detailed up-close study of birds. She has stated that "I hope to capture the intensity of his stare through the close cropping" of the design.

The design was sculpted by Renata Gordon, who has been a U.S. Mint sculptor engraver since 2010. This fresh design will continue appearing on the Gold eagles for at least the next 25 years as required by an 1890 law.

The 2021-W American Eagle Tenth Ounce Gold Two Coin Deluxe Edition went on sale from the U.S. Mint on July 29th. However, was restricted to release just 5000 sets. This set consisted of both versions of the American Eagle tenth-ounce gold $5 coin. One is featuring the reverse of 1986 and another with the reverse of the 2021 design. We have these sets certified PERFECT PF70 by NGC in our exclusive "Premier Select Series" label.

Grade PF70
Year 2021
Quantity 1
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