1986 $50 American Gold Eagle

1986 $50 American Gold Eagle

The 1986 $50 American Gold Eagle is the first coin in the series of the $50 American Gold Eagle. This coin can be found in $5, $10, $25, and $50 face values. The 1986 $50 American Gold Eagle was an extremely popular coin due to being the first in the series and had what was considered a high mintage at just over 1.3 million coins struck at the Philadelphia Mint. It’s possible to find this coin in the highest Mint State grades, only becoming scarce in a perfect 70 Mint State. 


History of the 1986 $50 American Gold Eagle

The 1986 $50 American Gold Eagle coin is a beautiful coin that is worth finding with a sharp strike and attractive surfaces. The American Gold Eagle is the official gold bullion coin of the United States. The obverse of the American Gold Eagle was designed by Augustus Saint Gaudens, a rendition of the full-length Lady Liberty with her hair flowing and a long dress. She holds a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. There is a small image of the Capitol building in the background. The reverse of the coin was designed by sculptor, Miley Busiek. It features a male American Bald Eagle clutching an olive branch, flying over a nest with a female eagle and her eaglet.


1986 $50 American Gold Eagle Value

This 1 oz 1986 $50 American Gold Eagle value can reach upwards of $5,800 for some of the highest grades available of the coin. The value of this coin can fluctuate, as the price depends on the market value of gold at any given time, as well as demand from collectors. The 1986 $50 American Gold Eagle would make a great addition to any American Gold Eagle series collection. 


Type of coin: $50 Coin

Year: 1986 $50 American Gold Eagle

American Gold Eagle Mint Mark: Philadelphia

Total mintage: 1,362,650

Metal content: 91.67% Gold, 3% Silver, 5.33% Copper

Face value: Fifty Dollars

Weight: 33.93 grams

Edge: Reeded

Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens/Miley Busiek

Diameter: 32.70 millimeters