The United States Mint will begin selling the 2021-W American Eagle Palladium Uncirculated later this week. Sales will begin at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific on September 7. There will be just 6,000 of these premium precious metal coins produced, with a household limit of ten coins, and they are expected to have high sales initially, although a sell-out is hard to predict. In previous years, the American Eagle Palladium coin has remained available for upwards of a year after its initial release.
Pricing at the time of this post has yet to be released but will be available on the United States Mint’s product page on release day.
The Obverse of the coin features the Winged Liberty Head (or Mercury) Dime design of Adolph A. Weinman, albeit in high relief. The Reverse features a high-relief version of the 1907 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal. Weinman also designed it. Those two designs have been some of the most popular in the history of the United States Mint, adding to the coin’s popularity.
This year, the coin is being produced in an uncirculated finish. This is a change from 2022 when the Mint produced the coin in a Reverse Proof. It is unclear if the Mint will return to a Reverse Proof finish in 2024 or stick with the uncirculated finish on this popular coin.