The American Gold Eagle coin is the nation’s official gold bullion coin. As the sovereign coin of the United States, it bears depictions of some of the nation’s most iconic symbols; the Statue of Liberty and the bald eagle. Right now, you can purchase a 2009 1/10 oz American Gold Eagle coin in perfect condition through Silver.com.
- 8,438 coins available in this grade, but even fewer as First Strike!
- Consists of one-tenth ounce of .999 pure gold.
- Bears a face value of $5 (USD) backed by the United States government.
- Given a Mint State 70 grade by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Available in PCGS plastic slabs for protection.
- Part of the First Strike Series.
With passage of the Gold Bullion Coin Act in 1985, the United States Congress authorized production of an official gold bullion coin for the nation. The American Gold Eagle is currently available in three versions (bullion, proof, and uncirculated), and four weights (1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz). While the 1 oz coin has traditionally been the most popular, the 1/10 oz coin is now arguably more popular.
On the obverse side of each coin is the iconic image of Lady Liberty created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. He was commissioned in 1905 by President Theodore Roosevelt to revitalize American coins. His depiction of Lady Liberty depicts her in her traditional robes, with a torch held aloft in her right hand as a guiding light.
The reverse side bears the bald eagle as created by sculptor Miley Busiek. Developed specifically for this coin series, the image features a family of nesting bald eagles, with the male returning to the nest where a female is standing guard.
Each of these 2009 1/10 oz American Gold Eagle coins has a perfect grade of MS70 from the PCGS. These coins have their full, original luster, and no blemishes. As part of the First Strike Series, these coins were all received by the PCGS within 30 days of their production in 2009.
If you have questions about these American Gold Eagles, please contact a Silver.com associate at 888-989-7223. We’re also available online through our live web chat and email services. If you are interested in similar products, be sure to check out our full selection of Graded Gold American Eagles.