America’s official gold bullion coin is the Gold American Eagle. Struck in 22-karat gold each year, the allure of the coin lies not in its purity level, but in its impressive design and the high standard of production at the United States Mint. You can now purchase a 2015 ¼ oz. Gold American Eagle coin from Silver.com with an MS70 grade from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Actual gold content of 1/4 oz.
- Minted by the United States Mint.
- Available in perfect MS70 condition from the PCGS.
- Reverse artwork created by Miley Buseik; obverse art based on Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ design.
- Ships in an PCGS plastic slab with special gold foil label for protection.
The Gold American Eagle program was initiated in 1986 following passage of the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 in Congress. The program authorized the Treasury Department to use gold sourced from within the United States to be used in the production of an official gold bullion coin. Each year, the coins are struck in four weights, with the ¼ oz. coin among the options. The ¼ oz coin has long been one of the more popular coins in the series, with mintage levels that have varied from a high of 726,031 in 1986 to a low of 34,004 in 2007.
Each 2015 ¼ oz. Gold American Eagle coin available here today has an MS70, or Mint State 70, grade from the PCGS. Coins with this grade are considered perfectly struck coins that have no blemishes anywhere on their surface. The Gold Foil Label included within the sealed packaging of the coin bears information regarding the coin’s year of minting, weight, grade, and the service issuing the grade.
On the reverse side of the coin is the sculptor Miley Busiek’s depiction of a male eagle returning to its nest, where a female and hatchlings await. The obverse side reintroduces Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Lady Liberty, which first appeared on an American coin in 1907 when it was used in the $20 Gold Double Eagle series.
The United States Mint strikes the majority of its Gold American Eagle coins at the West Point facility. Other mint facilities participate in the program, but production is limited to special-edition coins.
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