The Gold American Eagle coin made its debut in 1986 as the official gold bullion coin of the United States. Offered annually by the United States Mint in bullion, proof and burnished versions, this stunning coin bears some of the most iconic American images ever used on national currency. Today, 1 oz Gold American Eagle Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in a protective plastic slab by the PCGS or NGC!
- Struck in every year since 1986!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Face value of $50 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse bears Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ design of Liberty.
- Reverse includes Miley Busiek’s design of the bald eagle.
- Includes varied labels from varied years of issue.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens created what many believe is the finest American coin design in 1907. Contacted in 1905 by President Theodore Roosevelt to help revamp the nation’s coinage, the Irish-American artist and engraver came up with a depiction of Liberty in free-flowing robes as a leader of the nation’s march toward the future.
His design was unveiled in 1907 on American gold coins, with Liberty surrounded by a total of 46 stars. Those stars represented the number of states in the Union at the time, with two more added to the design in 1912 while in circulation on the $20 Gold Double Eagle. Arizona and New Mexico joined the Union in that year.
All of the 1 oz Gold American Eagle Coins listed here today are perfect specimens as graded by the PCGS or NGC. The Mint State 70 grade is for coins with full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws.
Silver.com cannot guarantee the year of issue on the coin receive, or the varied label possible within the slab. Possible labels include Early Release of First Strike, indicating coins received for certification within 30 days of their initial release date. Your coin will be chosen from our warehouse based upon availability when your individual order is processed for shipping, with no reservation of years of issue, label, or grading house possible.
The obverse of Gold American Eagles features Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty depiction. She walks forth from the nation’s capital holding a torch in her hand to guide the way for the nation as it emerges on the international stage. This appeared on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933.
On the reverse of the 1 oz Gold American Eagle is the image of a male eagle flying over the nest. In the nest, a female eagle watches over the young hatchlings. This was created for the Gold Eagle coin in 1986 by Miley Busiek.
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