The American Gold Eagle is among the most popular gold coins of all time. The Gold Eagle was first produced in 1986 under the Reagan administration and has been produced every year since. The obverse Lady Liberty design was taken from the $20 Saint Gaudens coin that was originally designed in 1907 by Augustus Saint Gaudens. The reverse of the coin was designed by Miley Busiek and features a American Eagle soaring above a nest of baby eagles.
The Gold Eagles have been minted in four different denominations which include a tenth ounce, quarter ounce, half ounce, and full ounce. In 1986 only a full troy ounce was made. Then in 1987 a full troy ounce and a half ounce were made followed by a full four coin set each year starting in 1988 to present day. The four coin American Gold Eagle set featured the tenth ounce, quarter ounce, half ounce, and the full ounce.
Why Buy Gold Eagles?
Collectors love that each Gold Eagle is .999 fine pure gold and sourced from American Mines. Furthermore, American Gold Eagles come in many different types of finishes such as proof, mint state, and burnished. Moreover, Gold Eagles can be collected in many different denominations, making it affordable for any budget.