The Gold American Eagle is the official gold bullion coin of the United States. It does not contain the highest purity of gold among popular bullion products, but its inspiring design and high standard of minting at the US Mint make it a must-have in the minds of millions of numismatics. Today, you can purchase the 2015 ½ oz. Gold American Eagle coin from Silver.com with an MS70 grade from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Actual gold content of 1/2 oz.
- Minted by the United States Mint.
- Available in perfect MS70 condition from the PCGS.
- Reverse artwork created by Miley Buseik; obverse art based on Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ design.
- Ships in an PCGS plastic slab with a special gold foil label for protection.
In 1986, the United States Mint introduced two bullion coins with authorization from Congress. The Silver American Eagle and Gold American Eagle were designated as the official coins of the nation, and each is struck using only precious metals sourced from within the United States. Gold American Eagle coins are struck in four weights. Aside from the ½ oz coin available here, the other weights include 1 oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz.
Each coin available for sale from Silver.com today comes with an MS70, or Mint State 70, grade from the PCGS. Gold American Eagles with an MS70 grade are considered perfectly struck coins. Included inside the sealed packaging of each 2015 ½ oz Gold American Eagle is a Gold Foil Label that displays the weight, year of minting, and grade of each coin, as well as the name of the grading service.
The obverse side of each Gold American Eagle depicts Lady Liberty, as envisioned by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907. He was commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt to beautify American gold coins, but passed away before seeing his design struck on American coins. The reverse side displays a family of nesting bald eagles, and was designed by sculptor Miley Busiek specifically for this coin program.
Gold American Eagle coins are struck at the West Point Mint facility within the United States Mint system. On occasion, other mints in the system are tasked with producing special-edition Gold American Eagles.
If you have questions for Silver.com about the Gold American Eagles, don’t hesitate to contact our associates. Silver.com staff members are available on the phone at 888-989-7223, online using live web chats, and via email.