The American Gold Eagle was first issued in 1986 as the official gold bullion coin of the United States of America. The coins were authorized by Congress, under the American Eagle Bullion Program, as a method for investors to conveniently and cost effectively purchase precious metals. The weight, content, and purity of of Gold Eagles are guaranteed by the U.S. Government.
The obverse design for the series is based on the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, introduced into circulation in 1907. The iconic Liberty figure is portrayed striding forward with a torch in her right hand and olive branch in her left. The reverse has an American Bald Eagle flying to its family, designed by Miley Frost (Busiek) along with the denomination and weight markers. Known as the type 1 design of the American Gold Eagle, 2021 was the 36th and final year of issue for this original and historic design. Mintage for the 2021 $5 Gold Eagle business strike is 150,000 coins.
The 2021 Gold Eagle represented the 35th year of issue for the gold coin series.
This 2021 Type 1 $5 Gold American Eagle has been graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) in perfect-strike MS70 and slabbed with the exclusive U.S. Mint Designer Series hand-signed by Miley Frost (Busiek), designer of the type 1 Gold Eagle reverse.