The 2009 release of Gold American Eagle coins marked the second major surge in demand in program history. Amidst the crippling effects of the Great Recession on the global economy and soaring gold prices, the Gold Eagle rebounding from years of low demand to set a figure that stands as the second-highest all time in program history. Right now, 2009 1 oz Gold American Eagle Coins are yours to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic flip.
- 24th year of issue for the bullion Gold American Eagle!
- Mintage limited to 1,493,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of actual gold content in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Obverse features Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty design.
- Reverse includes the American bald eagle from Miley Busiek.
With your purchase of the 2009 1 oz Gold American Eagle Coin listed here today you receive a product in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, however, you can expect a range of minor flaws from the coining process. These includes possible breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
Unlike the spike in demand for Gold Eagles that occurred one decade earlier during the Y2K scare, the 1 oz Gold American Eagle enjoyed the lion’s share of increasing demand. While all four weights saw significant gains in 1998 and 1999, the 1 oz coin shot up the greatest amount in 2009 and the 1/10 oz coin actually dropped in demand.
Demand was so intense in 2009 that the US Mint halted production of proof and uncirculated Gold Eagles, citing their legal obligation to mint bullion coins to meet demand from investors. For the tenth year in a row, gold prices enjoyed annual gains overall. The price of gold opened the year at $874.50 and closed at an astonishing $1,087.50. During the year gold did touch a new all-time high at the time of $1,212.50, which occurred during December.
The reverse of all Gold American Eagle Coins features the image of a bald eagle family. Created exclusively for the Gold Eagles in 1986 by famed artist and sculptor Miley Busiek, it depicts a nest full of hatchling being guarded by a female eagle as a male eagle flies overhead.
On the obverse of all 2009 1 oz Gold American Eagle coins is the image of Liberty which originally appeared on the $20 Gold Double Eagle. This was created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907, who was personally commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905 to lead a charge to revitalize all American coinage design.
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