Editor's Note: The following release was issued by the United States Mint July 22.
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 9 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 here.
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.