For more than three decades, the United States Mint has provided annual releases of the Gold American Eagle Coins in various metals, sizes, and finishes. As some of the most popular coins in the world, it can be a challenge to find previous year coins, especially those with smaller mintages. Today, you can purchase the 1997 1/2 oz Gold American Eagle Coins from Silver.com to add to your coin collection.
- Ships in plastic flips!
- Marks the 12th release of the 1/2 oz Gold American Eagles!
- Mintage limited to just 79,605 coins!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- $25 (USD) face value from the U.S. Mint.
- Eligible for inclusion in precious metals IRAs.
- Obverse features the Gold Double Eagle design from Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
- Miley Busiek’s bald eagle family shown on reverse.
The United States Mint launched the American Eagle Coin program back in 1986 with gold and silver coins. Today, this series is considered one of the best iconic in the world. Now, you can also purchase American Eagles in additional metal types like platinum and palladium. Bullion and proof versions are available for purchase, and the gold issues are offered in multiple fractional sizes. It is also important to note that each metal type features a different design, but the themes say the same.
When you purchase a 1997 1/2 oz Gold American Eagle Coin from Silver.com, you can rest assured that your coin will ship directly to door. Since each coin contains 22-karat gold, we will ensure that your delivery makes its way to your safely. In addition to the gold, these coins are made with an alloy that helps the coins be more scratch-resistant.
The obverse imagery is that of Lady Liberty walking away from the U.S. Capitol with the sun shining on her back. She holds a flaming torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. The design was originally created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens for the $20 Gold Double Eagle coins, which were produced from 1907 to 1933. The inscriptions on this side of the coin include the year of mint “1997” and “Liberty.”
The reverse design features a beautiful bald eagle family as imagined by sculptor Miley Busiek. This imagery was created in 1986 especially for these coins. In the image, a male bald eagle returns to the nest with an olive branch clutched in his talons. He lands to meet a female and their hatchlings in their nest.
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