The Unveiling of the New American Eagle Coin Designs
New reverse designs for both the American Silver Eagle and the American Gold Eagle coins have just been unveiled by the United States Mint. These exciting new designs will be featured on collectible and bullion coins in 2021. The reverse or tails designs will be available for both versions of the silver eagle and gold eagle collectible coins. The American Eagle Coin Program will be celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2021.
The exciting new designs are set to become available toward the middle of the year. As the Director of the United States Mint, David J. Ryder made a statement. He said the United States Mint has an artistic heritage based on excellence. The gorgeous new designs were created to build on this heritage while fortifying the status of the American Eagle Coin Programs as an icon for both the art and numismatic worlds.
The Redesign for the Reverse Side of the American Eagle Coins
The new designs are enchanting portraits of a proud eagles. The inscriptions on the American Silver Eagle and American Gold Eagle coins are the United States of America, In God We Trust, 1 oz. Fine Gold, E Pluribus Unum.
The designer for the AIP or Mint Artistic Infusion Program is Jennie Norris. The beautiful design she created was sculpted by Renata Gordon, the medallic artist for the United States Mint.
Renata Gordon was previously a volunteer raptor handler.
The deep connection she shares with wildlife was responsible for the inspiration required for her design. She spoke of the American Eagle as a sensationally noble bird. Her intention was to capture the intense stare of the eagle through the use of close cropping. The gaze she created speaks of the wisdom and pride generations have passed down over the course of time.
The Specifics of the New Design
The designs depicted on the silver eagle and gold eagle coins are notably different. Both designs are an attribute to the quality coins available through the United States Mint. The design was created by Emily Damstra, an AIP designer.
Michael Gaudioso is the medallic artist for the mint responsible for sculpting the coins. When Emily Damstra reflected on the design she created she spoke of her inspiration. She said she had the desire to create an image with all of the values represented by our national bird. She focused on conveying the most important traits including cooperation, protection, diligence and care in the most unique way possible.
The Head of the Eagle
The head or obverse side of the redesigned American Silver Eagle and American Gold Eagle coins will still show versions of the same historical designs the mint has featured for these coins during the last three decades. The obverse for the gold eagle coin will show a refreshed depiction of the design established by the well-known sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907.
Adolph A. Weinman is the famous sculptor responsible for the original Walking Liberty depiction of 1916. This image will be displayed on the obverse side of the silver eagle coin. The last issues for coins with the current design are the 20EM or One Ounce Silver Proof American Eagle Coin minted in San Francisco in 2020 and the 20EH or one ounce uncirculated gold American Eagle coin minted at West Point in 2020.
The 20EM or silver one-ounce proof coin of 2020 displaying the S mint mark of San Francisco will become available on October 13th of 2020. The 20EH or one ounce uncirculated gold American Eagle coin of 2020 will become available on November 19th of 2020.
Decreasing the Risk of COVID-19
The United States Mint has closed its sales centers until further notice to decrease employee risks in the workplace of exposure to COVID-19. The United States Mint has also made operational adjustments due to the COVID-19 response. There are customer service representatives ready to answer the questions of both potential and current customers.
Credit card information is not currently being accepted on the phone and customers will be unable to place their orders in this manner. All orders can be placed at this time by visiting the official website of the United States Mint.
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792. In 1873, the Mint was included in the Department of the Treasury. The Mint is the sole manufacturer for the nation of legal tender coinage. This means the Mint has the responsibility of producing and circulating coinage and conducting both commerce and trade for the nation.
Numismatic products are also produced by the United States Mint including commemorative, proof and uncirculated coins, Congressional Gold Medals, bronze and silver medals and gold and silver bullion coins. The numismatic programs of the Mint are self-sustaining to ensure operation with no cost to the taxpayers.