1998 1/4 oz Gold American Eagle Coins - Silver.com™
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1998 1/4 oz Gold American Eagle Coins

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The Gold Eagles from the United States Mint come with three versions each year and four weights available across two of those collections. The best-selling version of the coin is the BU Gold American Eagle. One of the periods of intense demand in the history of the series came in the late 1990s during the Y2K scare. Now, 1998 1/4 oz Gold American Eagles are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.

Coin Highlights:

  • Coins ship to you inside plastic flips!
  • 13th issue for the Gold American Eagles!
  • Mintage limited to 309,829 coins only!
  • Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of actual gold content.
  • Issued a face value of $10 (USD) by the United States.
  • The obverse depicts Lady Liberty.
  • On the reverse are American bald eagles.

The pending Y2K confusion with computer systems and the switch in digits from 1999 to 2000 created a lot of angst in financial markets. The price of gold and silver started to grow in the late 1990s, with demand for both metals growing alongside the cost. The result was a surge in demand for the coins in the Gold American Eagle Series.

In 1996, the 1/4 oz Gold Eagle sold just 60,318 coins. One year later, in 1997, demand nearly doubled by reaching a little of 108,000 coins. Two years later, 1998, demand had grown to more than five times the 1996 release and grew by 200,000 coins from the 1997 release.

The obverse of 1998 Gold American Eagles features a depiction of Lady Liberty from 1907. Created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens for the Gold $20 Double Eagle, the image features Liberty’s full-length figure as she walks toward the viewer with a torch held up in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. The background field features the U.S. Capitol Building in the distance, rays of sun from the horizon, and a ring of 50 stars around the entire element.

On the reverse side of the 1998 1/4 oz Gold Eagle is an image of the American bald eagle. In this design from Miley Busiek, a male eagle is shown flying over the nest as a female eagle guards the hatchlings within the family nest. This design was exclusive to the Gold Eagle Series and has featured on all versions of the coin.

These 1998 1/4 oz Gold American Eagles are available with plastic flips for delivery. The mintage of 309,829 coins in 1998 in the 1/4 oz Gold Coin remains the third-highest mintage in the series behind the 1986 and 1999 coins.

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Additional information

Weight 0.25000 oz

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Brand: US Mint

Year:  1998

Mint Mark:  Not Shown

Purity:  .9167

Manufacturer:  US Mint

Thickness:  1.83 mm

Diameter:  22 mm

Inner Pack:  40

Outer Pack:  2000

Condition:  Uncirculated

Face Value:  $10

Issuing Country:  United States

Obverse Designer:  Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Reverse Designer:  Miley Busiek

Edge Design:  Reeded

Packaging Type:  Plastic Flip

Weight:  .25 Troy Ounce

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