It took the United States Mint seven years to take the Palladium Eagle from a concept authorized by Congress to a bullion coin that was in production for investors and collectors. As mentioned above, the four previous issues of the coin offered one version each year and covered all the popular finishes the US Mint offers on bullion coins. The 2021 release marks the first time the series has repeated a version in the Palladium Eagle Series.
All of these 2021 1 oz Proof American Palladium Eagle Coins are available to you for purchase in US Mint packaging. The coins are directly set in capsules and housed in a gray leatherette case that has a satin lining on the interior. The coin and case are packaged in a US Mint outer sleeve and come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
On the obverse of 2021 Proof American Palladium Eagles is the famous image of Liberty from the Mercury Dime. Created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman, the effigy of Liberty is set in left-profile relief and she wears a winged Phrygian cap. The image was famously compared to depictions of the Roman messenger god Mercury, giving rise to the popular use of the term Mercury Dime by Americans in the early 20th century.
The reverse side of 2021 1 oz Proof Palladium Eagles also features a design from Weinman. However, this design was created nearly a decade earlier in 1907 and featured on the American Institute of Architects medal design for the year. The image shows the bald eagle clutching a small sapling in its talons.