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Everything You Need To Know About American Eagle Gold Coins

Introduction

The American Eagle gold coins are the official gold bullion coins of the United States. They have been produced by the United States Mint since 1986 under the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985. Since then, they have become one of the world’s most popular gold bullion coins for investors and collectors alike. They consist of 22-karat gold (91.67% gold, 3% silver, and 5.33% copper) and are available in 1/10 ounce, ¼ ounce, ½ ounce and 1 ounce denominations.

American Eagle Coins

History

Minting of the 1986-present American Eagle gold coins began as an idea presented by Congressman Ron Paul to President Ronald Reagan during the Gold Commission in 1981. Four years later in 1985, the US Congress approved and enacted the Gold Bullion Act of 1985, allowing all US citizens private ownership of gold bullion. This allowed the US Government to promote gold sales by minting the new American Eagle coins produced only from gold mined within the United States. The American Eagle gold coins soon became one of the most popular gold bullion coins in the world because of their elaborate design and guaranteed gold content.

Gold Eagle Coin

Features

– One of the world’s most popular gold bullion coins – Since its introduction in 1986, over 13 million American Eagle gold coins have been minted and distributed to investors around the globe, making it one of the world’s most popular gold bullion coins.

– Minted in 22-karat gold – American Eagle gold coins use the durable 22-karat standard established for circulating coinage over 350 years ago. The perfect blend of 91.67% gold, 3% silver, and 5.33% copper creates harder coins that resist damage which could diminish resale value.

– Legendary Saint Gaudens design – The obverse of the American Eagle gold coins is inspired by the legendary Saint Gaudens “Walking Liberty” design created by Augustus Saint Gaudens for the $20 Double Eagle coins minted from 1907 to 1933. The reverse was designed by sculptor Miley Busiek, and it features a male American Eagle carrying an olive branch, flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her hatchlings.

– Gold content guaranteed by the United States Government – American Eagle gold coins are in a league of their own because their weight, content and purity is guaranteed by the United States Government. This allows investors to invest with confidence.

– Private, non-reportable gold investment – American Eagle gold coins are fully private, non-reportable gold investments that can be purchased discreetly from over 3000 nationwide dealers. You will never be asked for tax information, social security numbers or other personal information that can limit your privacy when purchasing American Eagle coins.

– Available in both bullion and proof varieties – American investors have the option to purchase bullion American Eagles for physical possession and proof American Eagles for retirement account security.

– Easy to purchase and sell – Since American Eagle gold coins are one of the world’s most popular bullion coins guaranteed by the US Government, they are extremely easy to purchase and sell in an instant from over 3000 nationwide dealers.

Gold Eagle Coin Back

Specifications

American Eagle gold coins are offered in 1/10ounce, 1/4 ounce, 1/2 ounce, and 1 ounce denominations. They are produced by the West Point Mint in West Point, New York. The 1986 to 1991 mintages feature Roman numeral dates while mintages after 1991 feature Arabic numeral dates. All American Eagle gold coins consist of 91.67% gold (22 karat), 3% silver, and 5.33% copper. Below are the coins’ individual specifications:

– 1/10 troy ounce coin
Diameter: 16.50 mm
Thickness: 1.19 mm
Gross weight: 0.1091 troy ounce (3.393 g)
Face value: $5

– 1/4 troy ounce coin
Diameter: 22 mm
Thickness: 1.83 mm
Gross weight: 0.2727 troy ounce (8.483 g)
Face value: $10

– 1/2 troy ounce coin
Diameter: 27 mm
Thickness: 2.24 mm
Gross weight: 0.5454 troy ounce (16.965 g)
Face value: $25

– 1 troy ounce coin
Diameter: 32.70 mm
Thickness: 2.87 mm
Gross weight: 1.0909 troy ounce (33.930 g)
Face value: $50

American Gold Proof Eagle Coins

Investments

For over 5,000 years gold has been treasured as a result of its unmatched luster, beauty and value. It is an international monetary and financial asset held by major global governments to protect their fiat currencies. Over the past century, gold has shined as a safe-haven asset that provides investors with profit and wealth preservation amidst unstable economic times. American Eagle gold coins are preferred by investors who seek short-term profit and long-term wealth-preservation with one of the world’s most popular gold products. Typically, American investors purchase bullion American Eagles for physical, home delivery (for storage in a safety deposit box or personal safe) and proof American Eagles for retirement account investing.

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