The American Gold Eagle coin is a popular choice for precious metal investors due to its beauty and its exacting craftsmanship.
All Gold Eagles are guaranteed by the United States government. Although it is marked with a face value of $50 USD, it is in fact valued at the current market price of its gold content, which is much higher.
American Eagle gold coins are minted exclusively from gold mined in the United States. The coins are comprised of 22 karat gold, which makes them durable and their stamp is guaranteed by the US government.
They are exceedingly tradable and one of the most reliable physical gold investments. Gold Eagles have a long history and the bullion investment version was brought into production because of the Bullion Coin Act of 1985. The American Gold Eagle coin was first publicly sold in 1986. They have quickly become the most popular bullion coin in the world with millions and millions of ounces sold.
Their design is based upon one originally commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt in an attempt to equal the exquisiteness of Ancient Roman and Greek coins.
The front of the Gold Eagle features Lady Liberty by Augustus Saint-Gaudens with an olive branch and a torch in her hands.
As of 2021, the back of the Gold Eagle coin carries two different designs.
Type 1 minted from 1986 to 2021, is stamped with the Miley Busiek design featuring a male eagle carrying home an olive branch to a waiting mate and eaglets.
Type 2 minted 2021 and forward features a detailed close-up of a profile of a Bald Eagle by designer Jennie Norris.
All Gold Eagles are sold as “common date” at GoldSilver.com
That means your order may be all type 1, type 2, or mixed. Same for the year of issue.
Our goal is to source Gold Eagles at the lowest price possible, rather than charging a higher premium for specific years or designs.
Although collectors may prize certain years or designs, you will get the lowest price, more ounces for your currency, by purchasing common date American Gold Eagles.
Common Date 1 oz American Gold Eagles may or may not be previously circulated coins (i.e. pre-owned). And may or may not show some signs of wear.
Regardless of year, design, or condition, the value of your Gold Eagles’ pure gold content is not diminished.
The total weight of a Gold Eagle coin is 1.0909 troy oz, of which one full troy ounce is .999 pure gold. The overall purity of the coin is .9167.