APMEX, an Authorized Purchaser of the United States Mint, has begun taking pre-orders for the 2021 Type-2 American Eagle bullion coins. The Oklahoma-based company is now taking orders for the gold and silver coins with sales and shipments expected to be fulfilled on July 7, 2021. These dates are in line with the Mint’s own scheduled releases of the Uncirculated and Proof versions of the coins in early July.
APMEX is offering the one-ounce gold American Eagle bullion coin for $2,154.89 for up to 9 coins and if you pay by Credit Card or PayPal. If you pay by wire transfer, the price goes down to $2068.99. There are also additional discounts for buying larger quantities of the coin. Note that the prices for these coins will fluctuate as the price of bullion increases or decreases in the coming weeks.
As for the silver Type-2 American Eagle, it is priced at $42.81 for up to 9 coins if you pay by Credit Card or PayPal. If you pay by wire transfer, the price goes down to $41.10. Like the gold American Eagle, the company is offering additional discounts for larger quantity purchases.
As a reminder to new collectors who have not purchased bullion coins before, a few notes. First, these coins, like the Uncirculated and Proof versions offered by the Mint, are all the same designs and specifications. It really comes down to the finish on the coin. Bullion coins, which bare no Mint Mark but are produced in West Point, will have a slightly shinier look them versus the Uncirculated with its Burnished finish. The Burnish finish is a technique the Mint uses to give the Uncirculated coins a more matte finish. You can read about the process in this article.