The nation’s official gold bullion coin celebrates a monumental milestone in 2016, and you have a chance to join in that celebration as the United States Mint releases the 2016 Gold American Eagle coin. Available since 1986 in bullion and proof, with four total weights, the Gold American Eagle is an annual best-seller that is sought after by investors and collectors alike. Right now, the 2016 1 oz Gold American Eagle coin is available on Silver.com.
- 30th anniversary of the American Eagle program!
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab.
- Consists of one troy ounce of 22-karat gold.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Features the iconic Lady Liberty design from Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens is the nation’s most celebrated coin designer. He was hand-picked by President Theodore Roosevelt to lead an effort aimed at redesigning all of the nation’s official currency starting in 1905. Saint-Gaudens eventually designed an image of Lady Liberty that was distinctly American and modern in comparison to previous designs.
Saint-Gaudens’ depiction featured Liberty in full-length figure as she marched forward from the nation’s capital with her torch held aloft, offering a guiding light to the nation as it sought out a better future. Although Saint-Gaudens’ design featured prominently on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933, he never lived to see it on a coin. He died in 1907 just months before the US Mint completed production of the first coins.
Each 2016 1 oz Gold American Eagle offered on Silver.com today is a perfect specimen in the eyes of the NGC. These coins have full, original luster still visible and feature no blemishes, contact marks, hairlines, or other detracting flaws.
Saint-Gaudens’ Lady Liberty graces the obverse of all Gold American Eagle coins. The reverse was designed by Miley Busiek in 1986 and features a family of nesting bald eagles, with the male flying overhead as the female keeps a close watch on the hatchlings in the nest.
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