The American Eagle gold coin was initially released by the United States mint in 1986. The coin is manufactured in 4 sizes - 1 Ounce, 1/2 Ounce, 1/4 Ounce and 1/10 Ounce. The American Eagle gold coin is 999 fine investment grade gold bullion, or 22 Karat. Each coin features the image of Lady Liberty on the front, running with an olive branch in one hand and a torch in the other. A small depiction of the US Capital building is located on the bottom left of the coin. The reverse side of the coin features an image of a male Eagle bringing some branches to a female eagle who is sitting in her nest. In addition to the gold American Eagle series, the US Mint also produces the American Eagle coin in silver and in platinum.
A History of the American Eagle Gold Coin
The United States gold Eagle coin was first released by the United States Mint in 1986. It was also released in silver the same year. Due to American regulations designed to protect the interests of American mining and refining, all gold American Eagle coins are required to be manufactured from gold that is mined within the United States.
The design of the American Eagle coin has always remained the same. The design for the gold Eagle coin was modeled after the gold St. Gauden coin, which is still available but no longer manufactured by the US Mint. The coin features a similar image of Lady Liberty on the front of the coin. American Eagle gold coins have been in continuous circulation since they were launched in 1986.
Design of the Gold American Eagle Coin
Each gold Eagle coin features an image of Lady Liberty on the front, modeled after the St. Gauden gold coin designed by Augustus St. Gauden. Lady Liberty carries a torch in one hand and an olive branch in the other, with the sun rising behind her.
The reverse side of the coin features a Bald Eagle's nest, with the female sitting in the nest and the male bringing some branches back to the nest. The reverse side of the coin's design was produced by Miley Busiek. The gold American Eagle coin is currently available in four sizes - 1 Ounce, 1/2 Ounce, 1/4 Ounce, 1/10 Ounce.
|Coin Weight||Face Value|
|1 Ounce||$50 USD|
|1/2 Ounce||$25 USD|
|1/4 Ounce||$10 USD|
|1/10 Ounce||$5 USD|
Investing in Gold American Eagles
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