American Eagle gold bullion coins are some of the most sought-after and recognizable coins in the world. They have an outstanding reputation for quality and purity, taking their rightful place among some of the world’s most valuable gold bullion coins.
Continue reading for some quick facts, investment insight and a brief history of American Gold Eagles.
American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin Quick Facts and Brief History
|Type||Gold Bullion (Investment), un-circulated or proof finishes (numismatic/collectors)|
|Mintage||Annually since 1986 by the U.S. Mint|
|Weights / Denominations||1/10 oz American Gold Eagle ($5 face value), 1/4 oz American Gold Eagle ($10 face value), 1/2 oz American Gold Eagle ($25 face value), 1 oz American Gold Eagle ($50 face value)|
|Front Design||Full-length figure of Lady Liberty designed by legendary Renaissance artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens. This design is a descendant of the 1907 Double Eagle coin.|
|Rear Design||Features a male bald eagle flying over a nest and carrying an olive branch; designed by sculptor Miley Busiek.|
|Brief History||American Gold Eagles were first minted in 1986 after passage of the Gold Bullion Act of 1985. The Act stipulates any gold for these popular bullion coins must come from the United States. Gold American Eagles are the modern version of an American gold coin formerly used for everyday purchases in the 19th and early 20th century. They're minted each year by the United States Mint according to demand.|
|Why Buy?|| |
American Gold Eagles are suitable for investors looking for a safe way to preserve their wealth and save for retirement. These gold bullion coins can also be included in your IRA retirement account per U.S. law. American Gold Eagles represent one of the easiest ways to invest in gold bullion.
Collectors can also buy rare first strike coins certified by either the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) or the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC).
|Gold Bullion Content||Contains 91.67% gold bullion with the remainder consisting of a copper and silver alloy for wear resistance.|
|Other Specifications|| |
1/10 troy ounce American Gold Eagle coin
1/4 troy ounce American Gold Eagle coin
1/2 troy ounce American Gold Eagle coin
1 troy ounce American Gold Eagle coin
Learn more about the American Eagle gold bullion coins along with other precious metals investment options and how to manage your gold and silver bullion investments by reading more of the Buying Guide. And if you have any questions or would like to buy American Eagle gold bullion coins for your portfolio, check Provident Metals for current prices.