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About Whitman Publishing Whitman Publishing is the leading producer of numismatic reference books, supplies, and products to display and store coins and paper money. Our high-quality books educate readers in the rich, colorful history of American and world coinage, paper currency, tokens, and medals, and teach how to build great collections. Archival-quality Whitman folders, albums, cases, and other holders assist in keeping collectibles safe and allow them to be shown off to friends and family. Whitman is also the home of H.E. Harris postage stamp collecting supplies, including: albums, supplements, kits, books, and more.

Our Products Whitman Publishing has been in the numismatic and philatelic publishing field for almost 90 years. Our flagship titles have been the “Bibles” of the hobby since 1942 (the Blue Book) and 1946 (the Red Book). Whitman’s coin boards, folders, and albums have organized and displayed hundreds of thousands of coin collections for generations. Today we continue this long tradition with new products and publications, and the same dedication to accuracy, quality, innovations, and solid research. We design our products to appeal to all collectors for their personal collections or to be given as gifts to all ages.

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Redesigning the American Eagle Gold and Silver Coins

Redesigning the American Eagle Gold and Silver Coins

Posted by U.S. Mint Office of Corporate Communications on 6th Nov 2020

The American Eagle Coin Program is one of the U.S. Mint’s most popular programs. 2021 marks the 35th anniversary of the program and of the gold and silver coins. The Mint first issued the coins in 1986 as both bullion and collectible products. American Eagle Platinum Coins started in 1997 and palladium in 2017.

In honor of the 35th anniversary, the Mint will release new reverse designs for the American Eagle Gold and Silver Coins. The obverse designs will remain the same, but will be refreshed. Law allows the Mint to change the designs on these coins after 25 years.

American Eagle Gold Coin

In 1986, the American Eagle Program launched with a gold coin featuring a historic Liberty obverse design and a reverse of eagles. The obverse comes from Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ 1907 Double Eagle Gold Coin. The reverse, by Miley Busiek Frost, depicts an eagle grasping an olive branch flying above a nest of eagles.

The 2021 reverse features a new design with the portrait of an eagle. Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) artist Jennie Norris designed the eagle and Mint medallic artist Renata Gordon sculpted it.

American Eagle Silver Coin

The first American Eagle Silver Coins were also released in 1986. The obverse features another iconic early 20th century design, Adolph A. Weinman’s “Walking Liberty”. The reverse, by John Mercanti, features a heraldic eagle with a shield, grasping an olive branch in the right talon and arrows in the left.

The 2021 reverse shows an eagle coming to land on a nest, carrying an oak branch. AIP artist Emily Damstra designed it and Mint medallic artist Michael Gaudioso sculpted it.

The Mint will release the redesigned American Eagle Gold and Silver Coins in mid-2021.