The American Gold Eagle series is the favored way for America to hold gold bullion. It is also one of the most collected gold coins in the world. The series is struck by the United States Mint which was established in 1792.
This series has been wildly popular since it was first authorized by the Liberty Coin Act of 1985. It is struck in a proof finish, the uncirculated or “burnished” finish and the highly collectible bullion coin.
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The Gold Eagle series was first struck in 1986 for a private gold ownership vehicle for Americana. The series is the official gold bullion coin of the United States. At the time they were introduced, the gold bullion market was dominated by the South African Krugerrand and the Canadian Gold Maple. The series is the modern-day descendant of the famous circulating U.S. Gold Double Eagle and the subsidiary circulating gold coinage. The series is struck on 91.67% pure gold planchets in 1 oz, ½ oz. ¼ oz. and 1/10 oz. sizes. This issue is one of two spectacular gold bullion issues from the U.S. Mint. It is one of the most iconic, sought-after and trusted bullion issues in the world. The Gold Eagle series is the primary U.S. Government guaranteed vehicle for gold bullion ownership for American citizens. Be sure to check out the other U.S. Mint Bullion series: the Gold Buffalo, the Silver Eagle, the Platinum Eagle and the all-new Palladium Eagle which features the spectacular Winged Liberty dime obverse.
The obverse design used on this issue borrows the very famous Augustus Saint-Gaudens image of Lady Liberty that was used on the circulating $20 “Double Eagle” gold piece from 1907 until 1933. This image is an icon of Beaux-Arts design. It features a full-length depiction of Liberty holding the Torch of Enlightenment high overhead in her right hand. In her left, she firmly grasps the olive branch of Peace. She is backlit by the rising sun as the U.S. Capitol building appears at her side. This is widely regarded in Numismatic circles as the most beautiful image ever struck on a U.S. gold coin.
The reverse of this issue was designed by the United States Mint sculptor-engraver Miley Busiek. The image is that of a nesting family of bald eagles. The female and young occupy the nest while the male is in flight over the nest, returning with an olive branch.
We anticipate that graded options and the 4-coin set of the American Gold Eagle series will be available in January 2018. Sign up above to know exact dates!