The United States Mint is celebrating 30 years of the American Eagle coin program, and the 30th edition of both the Gold and Silver Eagles are now available for numismatists everywhere. The Gold American Eagle is the nation’s official gold bullion coin, and is available in a total of four weights in three different versions. Today, Silver.com has the 2016 1 oz Gold American Eagle bullion coin in perfect condition.
- 30th anniversary of the Gold Eagle!
- Ships in a plastic slab to protect the coin’s condition.
- Consists of a true gold weight of one troy ounce.
- Face value of $50 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded MS70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Obverse design from Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
- Reverse design by Miley Busiek.
When the United States Mint introduced the Gold American Eagle, it dug back in the archives to resurrect the most popular coin design in American history. Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty image was the first design of Lady Liberty that featured an American look and feel, with a modern interpretation.
His design was completed in 1907 and used primarily on the $20 Gold Double Eagle coin from 1907 to 1933. Originally intended for use on a high-relief proof, Saint-Gaudens’ design and the abilities of the US Mint at that point in history did not match up. Today though, Saint-Gaudens’ design lives on as the face of the nation’s official gold bullion coin.
Each of the 2016 Gold American Eagle coins available here today is a perfect specimen in the eyes of the PCGS. These MS70 coins have their full, original mint luster and lack detracting flaws of any kind.
On the obverse is Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty design. It depicts Liberty as she walks forward from the nation’s capital of Washington DC, her robes flowing in the breeze and her torch held aloft as a guiding light.
The reverse of the coin bears the American bald eagle. In Miley Busiek’s interpretation, a male eagle flies over the family nest, which holds a group of hatchlings under the close watch of a female bald eagle.
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