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2021-W 1/4 oz Gold American Eagle Type 2 Proof $10 Scarce and Unique Coin Division NGC PF70 UC First Day of Issue Black Core Holder Mercanti Signed Label

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2021-W 1/4 oz Gold American Eagle Type 2 Proof $10 Scarce and Unique Coin Division NGC PF70 UC FDI Black Core Holder Mercanti Signed Label
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Why add this flawless First Day of Issue 2021-W Type-2 American Gold Eagle proof coin to your collection of precious metal treasures?

2021 is a milestone year for the U.S. Mint's American Gold Eagle series. In honor of the series' thirty-fifth anniversary, the Mint has introduced a major design change for the first time ever. The reverse now features a stunning portrait of a solitary eagle (Type-2), a design which replaces the classic eagle family image (Type-1) that has graced the series since its inception in 1986.

  • This proof variety 2021-W American Gold Eagle coin is one of the first to be released from the West Point Mint with the new Type-2 reverse design.
  • The coin is expertly crafted from 1/4 Troy oz. of .9167 fine gold.
  • The 22 mm diameter coin carries a legal tender value of ten dollars.
  • The coin received the First Day of Issue attribution.
  • The coin features a former Chief Engraver signed certification label.
  • Mintage is limited to just 13,625 coins.

Astoundingly Detailed Type-2 Gold Eagle Imagery

Obverse: The obverse design is primarily unaltered, featuring the timeless rendition of Lady Liberty surrounded by fifty stars, as she steps forward near a sprig of oak foliage, which symbolizes strength, honor and longevity. She carries an olive branch and torch aflame, while stylized rays of sun glow in the background above the U.S. Capitol Building. Inscriptions include "LIBERTY," "2021," the "W" Mint mark and the artist's overlapping initials "ASG." The image first appeared on the 1907 $20 Gold Double Eagle coin designed by prolific late 19th and early 20th century sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Restored legacy details based upon the original bronze cast have been made to the Type-2 release, sharpening elements of the Capitol Building, stars, torch and sun rays.

Reverse: A gorgeous left facing portrait of an eagle is centered on the reverse. Surrounding inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "10 DOLLARS" and "1/4 OZ. FINE GOLD." The eagle portrait Type-2 image is the work of acclaimed professional graphic designer Jennie Norris. As a new member of the U.S. Mint's Artistic Infusion Program, the Gold Eagle Type-2 reverse graphic is Ms. Norris' first-ever coin design.

Magnificent Proof 70 Ultra Cameo Condition

This West Point Mint Proof release of the 2021-W $10 American Gold Eagle Type-2 coin was submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for review qualifying for the First Day of Issue designation, and deemed worthy of the perfect grade of Proof 70 Ultra Cameo (UC) for its perfect strike, flawless surfaces, and amazingly sharp definition between its frosted and mirrored finishes. The authenticated First Day of Issue 1/4 oz. gold coin is sonically sealed in an attractive NGC black core protective holder with a certification label signed by John Mercanti, the U.S. Mint's currently retired 12th Chief Engraver.

This pristine First Day of Issue 1/4 oz. 2021-W American Gold Eagle Proof coin with the newly designed eagle portrait Type-2 reverse will be an exciting addition to your collection!

This 2021-W 1/4 oz Gold American Eagle Type 2 Proof $10 Scarce and Unique Coin Division NGC PF70 UC FDI Black Core Holder Mercanti Signed Label is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.

Year of Issue:2021
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:W
Branch:West Point
Grading Service:NGC
Release Type:First Day of Issue
Variety:Scarce and Unique Coin Division
Holder:Black Core Holder
Label/Signature:Mercanti Signed Label
Display Weight:1/4 oz
Weight in Grams:7.7759 g
Weight in Ounces:0.25 oz
Diameter:22 mm
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Obverse Design:Walking Liberty
Reverse Design:Eagle Portrait
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