1990 $50 American Gold Eagle

1990 $50 American Gold Eagle

The 1990 $50 American Gold Eagle had a total mintage of just over 373,000 which was the smallest Philadelphia Mint production of this coin so far. The Philadelphia Mint was known for its excellent craftsmanship and this coin can be found in a perfect Mint State 70 condition with careful searching, and at more affordable prices than a perfect condition coin of the previous year. 


History of the 1990 $50 American Gold Eagle

When looking for your ideal 1990 $50 American Gold Eagle, seek out coins with a sharp strike and attractive, blemish-free surfaces. These coins were heavy which could cause scuffing and scratching. 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.


1990 $50 American Gold Eagle Value

The 1990 $50 American Gold Eagle value reaches upwards of around $5,500 for a perfect condition coin. It’s possible to find the 1 oz American Gold Eagle in more affordable prices in lower Mint State grades without sacrificing a beautiful specimen. The 1990 $50 American Gold Eagle coin would make an excellent addition to any American Gold Eagle series collection. 


Type of coin: $50 Coin

Year: 1990 $50 American Gold Eagle

American Gold Eagle Mint Mark: Philadelphia

Total mintage: 373,210

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