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American Gold Eagles

When the U.S. Mint designed the American Gold Eagle Coins, they reached back into history and retrieved what many numismatists believe to be the best coin design ever: the obverse of the Augustus Saint-Gaudens designed $20 Gold Double Eagle minted between 1907 and 1933. The reverse features a nest of eagles designed by Miley Busiek. This combination of classic and modern coin design has proven to be a winner. First minted in 1986, the American Gold Eagle Coin instantly became one of the most popular gold coins ever struck anywhere, anytime, a status that it retains to this day.

When the American Gold Eagle Program started in 1986, no one anticipated that stackers would take a keen interest in obtaining the coins by date, mintmark, finish, and quality. Gold Eagles in near-perfect Mint State and Proof 69 and perfect 70 condition, as graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) or Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), are highly coveted.

The American Gold Eagle Coins are made in four denominations that contain 1 Oz., 1/2 Oz., 1/4 Oz., and 1/10 Oz. of pure gold, respectively. The coins are struck in .9167 pure gold, with a face value reminiscent of Classic U.S. Gold Coins. The $5 coin weighs 3.93 grams, the $10 weighs 8.483 grams, the $25 weighs 16.966 grams and the $50 weighs a hefty 33.931 grams.

American Gold Eagles have been struck at the Philadelphia Mint in both Proof and Mint State finish and at the West Point Mint in Mint State and Burnished finish. The West Point coins display a Prominent "W" mintmark.

The United States Government guarantees the gold content and purity of these coins. The actual gold weight and face value are stamped right into the surface of the coin.

American Gold Eagles are a great way to own gold. Don't miss this true American opportunity!

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History of the American Gold Eagle

Prior to 1933, gold coins were a part of everyday life in the United States. Although the $10 Eagle Gold coins and $20 Double Eagle Gold coins were rarely seen, the $2.50 and $5 Eagles were common coins that circulated widely. This all changed in 1933 when newly elected President Franklin Roosevelt issued an executive order directing all Americans to turn their gold coins into the government in exchange for paper money. In essence, and by the stroke of a pen, it became illegal for United States Citizens to own gold currency.

By the mid 1960's, interest in owning gold had grown due to the increase in the price of the metal. In response, South Africa issued the world's first gold bullion coin in 1967. The Gold Krugerrand was unique, as it contained 1 Oz. of gold and had a face value equal to the daily gold price. The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf and the China Gold Panda appeared several years later. By the mid 1980's, it had become obvious that Americans wanted their own gold coins again, and Congress and President Reagan obliged by authorizing the striking of the American Gold Eagle in 1986.

Availability of American Gold Eagles

With the exception of a few special editions, American Gold Eagles are not available directly from the U.S. Mint. The coins are instead sold though a series of authorized distributors who then sell them to the public through their own dealer networks. As American Gold Eagles must be struck from newly mined U.S. gold, this caveat can lead to scarcity at times of high demand, just when buyers want them the most. Many stackers buy up American Gold Eagles on a regular basis while they're available, in order to avoid disappointment in times of shortage.

1 oz. Gold Eagles

The 1 oz. American Gold Eagle is one of the world’s most popular gold bullion coins. With an actual gold weight of 1 Troy oz. and a fineness of .9167, this is an impressive coin with plenty of intrinsic value. 1 oz. Gold Eagles are a great choice for collecting or stacking.

Fractional Gold Eagles

The Fractional Gold Eagles produced by the U.S. Mint offer a range of options for practically any budget. Fractional Gold Eagles come in 1/2 oz., 1/4 oz., and 1/10 oz. sizes. These coins can be collected and are also a great way to own physical gold.

Gold Eagles Sets

Since the U.S. Mint produces such a range of Gold Eagles for collectors and bullion buyers, sometimes Gold Eagle Sets are offered. Some of the sets sold here came that way from the Mint. Graded sets are matched and have been examined by a third-party grading service.