Gold & Silver Type 2 American Eagle Coins

The American Eagle Coin series celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. In celebration, the US Mint released the new Type 2 American Eagle coins. Although the gold and silver coins have been updated, the platinum and palladium editions haven’t changed. The new Type 2 American Eagle coins are more secure than ever, with the new changes and design changes. 


The iconic American Bald Eagle has been a symbol on the reverse of the Silver coins since 1986.  The design is that of a heraldic eagle with outstretched wings caring a ribbon in its beak. Additionally, the eagle carries an olive branch in its right talon and arrows in its left talon. The eagle has a US flag shield on its chest, with thirteen stars above its head. These specific symbols and designs represent the Great Seal of the US. 

Designed by Miley Busiek, the Gold American Eagles coin showcased the “Family of Eagles”. The “Family of Eagles” included a bald eagle returning to its nest to the other eagle and hatchlings. Similar to the Silver coin, it included an olive branch in its talons, symbolizing peace while emphasizing family. 

These Type 1 designs have been discontinued since the US mint released the Type 2 American Eagle gold and silver coins. These coins will be around for a few years, as they’re popular in the market, however, the US Mint will not continue to use them.  Although the American Eagle gold and silver coins have been redesigned, the platinum and palladium coins are going to stay the same. The new coins may change within the next few years, as the coin design can legally be changed every 25 years.

What’s new?

Type 2 Silver Eagle Coin:

For the most part, the old obverse will remain the same with small modifications. One thing to note is that the coin is made from .999 fine silver with a weight of 1 troy ounce.

The reverse design of the coin is completely new but similar to the other designs. It includes a flying bald eagle carrying an oak branch and the artists’ initials. The initials include that of Emily Damstra, the artist, and Michael Gaudioso, the sculptor. It also includes the anti-counterfeit reeded edge variation.

Type 2 Gold Eagle Coin:

Similar to the Silver Eagle Coin, the obverse has only had small modifications. These stubble modifications to both coins make the image clearer.  This coin is made from  .9167 pure gold, with an actual gold weight of 1 troy oz.

If you are in the market to get your hands on some of the new Type 2 American Silver Eagles then look no further. We are currently selling these coins in tubes of 20. Hurry though! These coins are selling out fast!