The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2021 American Eagle One Ounce Palladium Proof Coin on September 2 at noon EDT. Production of this coin is limited to 12,000, with orders limited to one per household for the first 24 hours of sales.
Struck in one ounce of 99.95 percent palladium, this coin is the collector version of the official United States Mint American Eagle One Ounce Palladium Bullion Coin, which launched in 2017. The finish on this recurring collector coin changes each year. In 2018, the Mint issued a Proof finish palladium coin followed by a Reverse Proof finish coin in 2019 and an uncirculated finish coin in 2020. The 2021 coin will return to a Proof finish.
Palladium coin designs are based on those by famed coin designer and medallic artist Adolph A. Weinman. The obverse features a high-relief likeness of Winged Liberty from the Mercury Dime obverse. In keeping with the original coin, inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “2021,” and Weinman’s distinct initials.
The reverse features a high-relief version of Weinman’s 1907 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal reverse, which includes an eagle and a branch. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES of AMERICA,” “$25,” “1 OZ. Pd (the chemical symbol for Palladium) .9995 FINE,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Each coin is encapsulated and packaged in a satin-lined gray leatherette presentation case. A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
Pricing for the American Eagle One Ounce Palladium Proof Coin is in accordance with the United States Mint’s pricing range table for palladium coins. These products are priced according to the range in which they appear on the “Pricing of Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, Platinum, and Palladium Products” table. The most current pricing information is available here.
To learn more about the Mint’s numismatic palladium program, or to set up a REMIND ME alert for this product, visit catalog.usmint.gov/coins/precious-metal-coins/palladium (product code 21EK).
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About the United States Mint
The US Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.
The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.