1998 1/2 oz Gold American Eagle Coins - Silver.com™
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1998 1/2 oz Gold American Eagle Coins

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The United States Mint is known for creating exceptional gold bullion coins. The annual release of Gold American Eagle Coins is still exciting for both collectors and investors. Right now, you can get a past-dated Gold Eagle for a great price. Get your 1998 1/2 oz Gold American Eagle Coins today at Silver.com.


  • Arrives in lightweight plastic flips!
  • Mintage limited to just 169,029 coins!
  • Contains One-half Troy ounce of actual gold content!
  • Face value of $25 (USD) backed by the US government.
  • 20th release of the 1/2 oz American Eagle Gold Coins!
  • Lady Liberty is featured on the obverse.
  • Bald eagle family depicted on the reverse.

Launched back in 1986, The American Eagle Coin program is the prominent coin program of the United States Mint. At the time of the initial launch, the mint only produced a few gold weights, including these 1/2 oz options. However, other fractional gold weights were eventually added to the lineup in subsequent years.

These days, American Eagle Coins come in many different varieties. Gold versions include 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz. The mint also provides different finish options, including bullion, uncirculated, and proof. The mint also provides silver, platinum, and palladium options for consumers. You will see different designs on each different metal type, making each Eagle stand out.

On the obverse, Lady Liberty is striding forward, seemingly off the face of the coin entirely. In the image, the sun hits her back, and she carries both an olive branch and a fiery torch. This design was originally created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It was created for use on the Gold Double Eagle Coins of that time.

Sculptor Miley Busiek designed the imagery for the reverse of these coins in 1986. The design was specifically created for these coins, and it features the image of a large male bald eagle returning to his family nest with an olive branch clutched between his talons. In his nest, there sits a female and hatchling waiting for the male’s return.

These coins will arrive at your door in plastic flips. The flips are meant to protect your coins during the shipping process, as well as when they are stored. Each coin contains 91.67% gold by weight, making them exactly 1/2 Troy ounce of pure 22-karat gold. The rest of the coin is made up of copper and silver, adding to the coins’ durability.

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Weight 0.50000 oz

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Brand: US Mint

Year:  1998
Mint Mark: Not Shown
Purity: .9167
Manufacturer: US Mint
Thickness: 2.24 mm
Diameter: 27 mm
Inner Pack: 20
Outer Pack: 1000
Condition: Uncirculated
Face Value: $25
Issuing Country: United States
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Miley Busiek
Edge Design: Reeded
Packaging Type: Plastic Flip
Weight: .5 Troy Ounce
Images shown are examples only. Actual item appearance is subject to change, but will always correlate with title and description.

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