2021-W American Eagle Gold One-Tenth Ounce Type-2 (Image Courtesy of NGC)

The following is a Press Release from Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announcing that special designations and labels will be available for the 2021-W American Eagle Gold one-tenth ounce 2-coin set. That set will be available later today from the United States Mint. Of note, when submitting this set for the special designations or labels, it must be submitted in the sealed Mint box to qualify.

he designer edition two-coin set features an original Gold Eagle and a new Gold Eagle. Special submission instructions must be followed. The set must be submitted in the sealed original Mint shipping box to receive the set designation. See the “Submission Instructions” section of this article, including instructions to have the original Mint packaging returned.

On August 5, the US Mint is releasing a two-coin set with original and new versions of the 2021-W Proof $5 Gold Eagle. The set has a product limit of only 5,000.

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) will distinguish coins from the set with a special designation, Gold Design Set, and each coin will have an attribution of Family of Eagles T-1 for the original Gold Eagle and Eagle Portrait T-2 for the new Gold Eagle. NGC is also offering the celebratory NGC Eagle 35th Anniversary Label for no additional fee. Other available NGC special labels include the West Point Mint Gold Star Label and the ever-popular NGC Early Releases and First Releases Labels.

Each set will be accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity (COA), with a limited quantity signed by Director of the Mint. NGC will add the COA number to the NGC label by request for an additional fee. NGC can also encapsulate the COA in a special, tamper-evident holder, also by request for an additional fee.

The obverses of both coins feature Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ iconic Liberty; however, exciting differences are found in the details. With the use of modern technology, numerous aspects of the new version were modified so that the image more closely reflects the original cast design.

The reverse of the original Gold Eagle depicts a male eagle with an olive branch in its talons, flying over a nest with a female eagle and eaglets — a familiar image since 1986, when the first American Gold Eagles were issued. This classic design was created by sculptor Miley Busiek Frost.

The new reverse features a striking portrait of an eagle by artist Jennie Norris and will continue the legacy of the Gold Eagle. Norris signs certification labels exclusively for NGC, which are available through select retailers.

NGC is the industry leader in the certification of American Eagles, with more than 1.6 million Gold Eagles graded since 1987 — far exceeding any other third-party grading service. To learn more about NGC’s certification options for all of the 2021 American Eagles, click here.

Submission Instructions

  • Submit coins under the Modern grading tier or higher.
  • All coins submitted must be graded.
  • The set must be received in the sealed US Mint shipping box to receive the Gold Design Setdesignation.
  • If you would like the COA number included on the NGC label, write “Add COA Number” on the NGC Submission Form. This request applies to the entire submission form. Sets must be submitted in the sealed US Mint shipping box to have the COA number added to the label. The fee is $5 per coin.
  • To have the COA encapsulated, write “Holder COA” on the NGC Submission Form. This request applies to all COAs on the submission form. The fee for COA encapsulation is $25 per certificate.
  • If you would like Mint packaging returned, select “Return Mint Packaging” in section 3 of the NGC Submission Form. The fee is $5 plus the cost of shipping.

The following designations are available for these coins:

Designation optionsFeeDirections
Gold Set DesignFreeBy default. The set must be received in the sealed US Mint shipping box to receive the Gold Design Set designation.
Early Releases+$12On the US submission form, select Early Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.
First Releases+$12On the US submission form, select First Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.
(No Releases designation)By request.

The following labels are available for these coins:

Label optionsFeeDirections

NGC Eagle 35th Anniversary Special Label #1550
FreeBy default. (Early Releases and First Releases designations are available on this label for an additional $12 fee, if applicable.)

West Point Mint Gold Star #1238
+$5Request West Point Mint Gold Star #1238 on your submission form. (Early Releases and First Releases designations are available on this label for an additional $12 fee, if applicable.)

Early Releases #378
Included with fee for Early Releases designation (+$12)Select Early Releases and enter Early Releases #378 on your submission form. Otherwise, NGC Eagle 35th Anniversary Special Label #1550 will be used.

First Releases #379
Included with fee for First Releases designation (+$12)Select First Releases and enter First Releases #379 on your submission form. Otherwise, NGC Eagle 35th Anniversary Special Label #1550 will be used.

NGC Standard Brown #377
FreeBy Request. Enter Standard Brown Label #377 on your submission form.

NGC Eagle 35th Anniversary Mountain Label #1548
FreeBy Request for bulk submissions only. Enter Eagle 35th Anniversary Mountain Label #1548 on your submission form.

Questions? Contact NGC Customer Service at service@NGCcoin.com or 1-800-NGC-COIN (1-800-642-2646).

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By Clinton

Clinton is the owner and editor of US Coin News. He has been an avid coin collector, primarily of United States coinage, since 1986 after learning about it from his grandfather. Clinton's collection is now over 3,000 coins. Clinton lives in Colorado where he skis in the winter and hikes in the summer when he is not working on his coin collection.

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