The most recent year for the Gold American Eagle to surpass one million coins in demand came in 2010 as the nation and the world came to grips with the Great Recession. The bull market for gold pushed demand higher as fiat currencies and stock markets struggled throughout the period from 2008 to 2010. Today, 2010 1 oz Gold American Eagles are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside protective plastic flips.
- 25th consecutive issue of the Gold American Eagle!
- Mintage limited to 1,125,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of actual gold content in BU condition.
- Lady Liberty from Augustus Saint-Gaudens on the obverse.
- The American bald eagle family from Miley Busiek on the reverse.
Demand for the Gold American Eagle in 2009 and 2010 was so intense that the US Mint had to delay the production of 2010 coins until the calendar year started. Production of coins usually begins in November of a year prior to enabling January shipment, but 2009 Gold Eagles were produced into late November and early December to accommodate demand.
Nevertheless, when the 2010 1 oz Gold American Eagle made its debut it experienced strong demand as well. While demand was down from 2009, it was still a landmark year with 1.125 million coins struck. Meanwhile, the ½ and ¼ oz coins sank significantly to a figure below 100,000 each and the 1/10 oz coin nearly doubled from 270,000 to 435,000.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ classic image of Liberty from the $20 Gold Double Eagle was revived and refined in 1986 for use on the Gold American Eagle coin. Used on the Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933, it features Liberty striding forward from the national capital with a torch in her right hand, olive branch in her left, and a burst of sun rays outlining her figure.
The reverse of the 2010 1 oz Gold American Eagle Coin features Miley Busiek’s design of the American bald eagle. It features hatchlings in the nest, a female bald eagle standing guard, and a male flying overhead.
Gold prices again displayed bullish performance throughout 2010. A series of new all-time highs were established throughout the year. Gold started at $1,121.50 per ounce, hit a high of $1,250, fell again, and rose steadily near the end of the year to hit a peak of $1,421.00 per ounce before closing at $1,405.50.
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