The Palladium American Eagle series was started in 2017 with the official bullion release which sold out in under 10 minutes. The follow-up coin, released in 2018, was the first to feature a proof finish. The 2019 release featured a stunning reverse proof finish, and the 2020 release was the first coin in the series to have an uncirculated finish. In 2021, the U.S. Mint returned to minting Palladium in a high-relief proof finish followed by the reverse again in 2022. FOllowing the traditional pattern, the newest release is back to the uncirculated finish.
2019's Reverse Proof coin had a mintage of 30,000, while the 2018 and 2017 coins each released with 15,000. 2020 release was limited to 10,000 coins. For 2021, the U.S. Mint kept the mintage low, at 12,000 coins. Due to supply issues, the 2022 version only has a mintage of 7,500 and 2023 has even less at 6,000!
Like the releases before it, this year’s Palladium American Eagle coin features designs by Adolph Weinman. The obverse is the classic Winged Liberty design while the reverse features a design he created for the American Institute of Architects medal.