The 2013 release of Gold American Eagles was met with the first annual decline in the price of gold per ounce following an unprecedented run in gains for gold that stretched back more than a decade. The upside for investors was growth in demand and ability to purchase Gold American Eagle coins in the 1 oz weight. The 2013 1 oz Gold American Eagle is yours to purchase online today at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a protective flip.
- 28th issue of 1 oz Gold American Eagle bullion coins!
- Mintage limited to 758,500 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of actual gold content in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States.
- Obverse bears the Liberty design from Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
- Reverse features the American bald eagle design from Miley Busiek.
For the first time in 13 years, gold suffered a sizable decline in its value per ounce. The price of gold opened in 2013 at $1,700 per ounce, but two steep drops in market values brought the price of gold per ounce to a close of $1,204.50 to end the string of annual jumps in value that had been sustained for over a decade.
The result of this drop, however, was a significant jump in the demand for and production of the Gold American Eagle coin. Across all four weights in the program, the United States Mint saw significant increases. The ½ oz coin jumped by 14,000. The ¼ oz coin jumped by 24,500. The 1/10 oz coin had the most significant jump, nearly doubling from 290,000 to 555,000.
1 oz Gold American Eagle coins rose more modestly on the year, gaining just under 80,000 coins in total. Mintage increased from 675,000 the year before to finish with a total of 758,500 coins for the 2013 release.
On the obverse of the Gold American Eagle, the classic image of Liberty created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens appears. President Theodore Roosevelt approached Saint-Gaudens in 1905 to lead an effort at modernizing American coinage with distinctly American designs, and this Liberty image has persevered over more than a century as the nation’s most iconic design.
The reverse of all 2013 1 oz Gold American Eagle coins features a family of nesting bald eagles. Created by Miley Busiek in 1986 exclusively for these coins, it includes a male flying over the nest which is guarded by a female and contains a group of hatchlings.
All Gold Eagles listed here are in BU condition. Coins in this condition have no wear and tear. With that said, minor flaws are possible in BU coins and range from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces, to contact marks from striking the blanks during production.
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