Gold American Eagle (United States)

Gold American Eagle (United States)

The American Eagle is a classic Bullion coin, available in three different materials; a gold version dubbed the ‘Gold Eagle’; a silver version dubbed the ‘Silver Eagle’ and a platinum version dubbed the ‘Platinum Eagle’.

The American Eagle was first issued by the U.S. Mint in 1986.

The Gold Eagle is issued in 1 / 10 oz ($5), 1 / 4 oz ($10), 1 / 2 oz ($20), and 1 oz ($50) and it is 91.67% pure 22-karat gold. The rest of the coin is comprised of 5.33% copper (Cu) and 3% silver (Ag). Its content and weight is guaranteed by the U.S. Mint.

The front of the Gold Eagle - Lady Liberty - shows a design by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, of a female carrying a torch in her right hand. In her left hand she holds an olive branch. On the obverse of the coin, which was designed by Miley Busiek, a male eagle is depicted carrying an olive branch, whilst flying over the nest of the female eagle and her chicks.

The market price of Gold Eagles, as is typical of bullion coins, generally aligns with the Spot price of gold itself. Gold Eagle coin collectors are particularly interested in the quality of the polished metal produced. These coins are produced mainly at the West Point Mint in West Point, New York.

Gold Eagles minted in 1986 are dated using Roman numerals. From 1992 onwards, the year is depicted in Arabic numerals. Other than the specified nominal values and different weights of each coin, fine Gold Eagles are identical. As with all investment coins of nominal value, the actual value of the coin is much higher than the coin’s face value. Nevertheless, Gold Eagles are theoretically legal tender.

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