The United States Mint has issued the gold bullion coins of the Gold Eagle Series since 1986. The coins come in four weights in the BU and Proof collections, with an additional 1 oz Burnished coin available as of 2006. One of the most popular weights in the series is the 1/10 oz gold coin. Today, 2008 1/10 oz Gold American Eagles are available to you online from Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you in individual plastic flips!
- 23rd release of 1/10 oz Gold Eagles!
- Mintage limited to 305,000 coins only!
- Consists of One-Tenth Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- The face value of $5 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- On the obverse is Lady Liberty.
- The reverse features a family of American bald eagles.
Since 1986, the 1/10 oz Gold American Eagle has seen several highs and lows in terms of demand and mintage. The debut release in 1986 set one of the highest marks in the series, a figure that stands to this day as the fifth-highest mintage in the history of the 1/10 oz Gold Eagles.
All of the 2008 1/10 oz Gold American Eagles available here come with individual plastic flips. The 2008 release of Gold Eagles saw extremely uneven demand across the series. While the 1 oz gold coin saw a surge in demand as a result of the Great Recession, hitting 710,000 coins in total, the other coins were left behind. The 1/2 oz and 1/4 oz coins struggled to reach 100,000 coins, while the 1/10 oz coin hit 305,000.
On the obverse of 2008 Gold American Eagles is a portrait of Lady Liberty. Designed in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gauden, the visual shows Liberty in front-facing relief as she walks toward you with a torch in her right hand, an olive branch in her left, and sun rays behind her figure emanating on the horizon.
The reverse side of the 2008 1/10 oz Gold Eagle comes with an image of American bald eagles. This design was created in 1986 by Miley Busiek exclusively for the Gold Eagle Series. It features a male eagle in flight over the family nest as a female eagle guards hatchlings inside the nest.
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