The Gold American Eagle is one of the world’s most popular bullion coin programs, due in no small part to the stunning designs used on both sides of the coins. Graced by the images of Lady Liberty and the American bald eagle, the Gold American Eagle is the official gold coin of the United States. Right now, the 2017 ¼ oz Gold American Eagle Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- 32nd-ever issue of ¼ oz Gold American Eagle bullion coins.
- Limited availability of certified coins.
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $10 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release designation.
- Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty design on the obverse.
- Miley Busiek’s American bald eagle creation on the reverse.
Each 2017 ¼ oz Gold American Eagle Coin listed here at Silver.com is in perfect condition according to the NGC. A coin with an MS70 grade exhibits full, original mint luster and lacks all detracting flaws on the surface areas. An Early Release coin is one which has been received by the NGC or an approved third-party depository for certification within the first 30 days of the 2017 issue date set by the US Mint for coins in this collection.
Early Release designation gold coins are sought after in anticipation for gold’s continued historic value, which you can monitor minute by minute via our gold price chart.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ was a visionary artist and sculptor whose coin design of Lady Liberty was more than a century ahead of its time in design and finish. Saint-Gaudens originally created Lady Liberty in 1907 as an ultra-high-relief proof design. Lacking the technology to realize this vision, the US Mint did the best it could to bring his design to life.
The image features Lady Liberty as she strides forward on the coin’s surface. Her hair and robes flowing behind her, she holds a torch aloft in her right hand as a guiding light and an olive branch in her left as a symbol of peace. Her figure is outlined by the rays of the setting sun, and the US Capitol Building in Washington DC is visible at her feet.
On the obverse face of the 2017 ¼ oz Gold American Eagle coin is the image of Liberty that Augustus Saint-Gaudens created in 1907. His image was the first in a series of new coin designs to grace American gold coinage, and originally featured on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933.
The reverse of the coin features a design set exclusive to the Gold American Eagle. Created by private artist and sculptor Miley Busiek, this image features a male bald eagle flying over the family nest, which contains a group of hatchlings and the female eagle standing guard.
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