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!