The Gold American Eagle coin is available in four different weights and three different versions, making it one of the world’s more diverse offerings in the precious metals industry. The ½ oz. bullion coin has been a favorite of investors for decades now. Today, the 2016 ½ oz Gold American Eagle coin is available on Silver.com in perfect condition.
- 30th annual striking of the Gold Eagle!
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab.
- Contains one-half troy ounce of .9167 pure gold.
- Bears a face value of $25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Graded a perfect Mint State 70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service (First Strikes).
- Features Lady Liberty on the obverse.
- American bald eagle on the reverse.
The United States Mint introduced the American Eagle coin series in 1986. The silver and gold variants were introduced through separate legislation, but both are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the nation’s official bullion coins in 2016.
Gold American Eagle coins were originally offered in bullion and proof, with the four weights available immediately in bullion. The proof fractional-weight coins were phased in through 1987 and 1988. Today, the program also features a burnished version of the Gold American Eagle.
Each of the 2016 ½ oz Gold American Eagles in this Silver.com product listing have grades of Mint State 70 from the PCGS. These coins exhibit full, original luster from the mint and lack any detracting flaws.
The obverse bears the image of Lady Liberty as created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. His intricate design shows Liberty marching forth from Washington DC, with the US Capitol Building visible at her feet and the rays of the sun outlining her body from the background. This is considered the greatest design ever used on an American coin, originating in 1907 on the $20 Gold Double Eagle.
On the reverse is the image of a family of bald eagles in its nest. Created by Miley Busiek exclusively for use on the Gold American Eagle, you’ll notice a male eagle returning to the nest, which holds a group of hatchlings under the cautious eye of a female eagle.
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