There is no symbol that characterizes the spirit and tenacity of the United States more accurately than the bald eagle. This magnificent creature was selected as the nation’s official emblem by the Founding Fathers in 1792. Since that time, the eagle has appeared on countless logos, emblems, and currency series approved by the federal government. These 2015 1/4 oz Gold American Eagles have been graded by PCGS as MS 70 quality with a First Strike label.
- Actual gold content of 1/4 oz.
- Minted by the United States Mint.
- Available in perfect MS70 condition from the PCGS.
- Part of the First Strike series.
- Reverse artwork created by Miley Buseik; obverse art based on Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ design.
- Ships in PCGS plastic slab.
American Gold Eagles are the official gold bullion coins of the United States government. Production of this iconic gold bullion coin was authorized by Congress under the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985, with distribution beginning in 1986.
The 2015 1/4 oz Gold American Eagle with the PCGS MS 70 grade bears the same imagery as its predecessors. On one side is Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ figure of Lady Liberty. Complete with flowing hair, torch in one hand, and an olive branch in the other, she can be seen walking toward the viewer with the sun rising behind her. On the opposite side, sculptor Miley Busiek’s design features a male eagle arriving back at his nest, where a female eagle watches over the eggs and hatchlings.
The obverse side of the 2015 1/4 oz Gold American Eagle features Saint-Gaudens’ image of Lady Liberty. She is surrounded by engravings of “LIBERTY” and the year of minting in the sun’s rays (2015). On the reverse side, Busiek’s nesting eagles are surrounded by inscriptions of “United States of America” and the weight, purity, metal content, and face value ($10) of the coin. Additional engravings include the phrases “E Pluribus Unum” and “In God We Trust.”
The US Mint is tasked with producing all American Gold Eagle coins for the federal government. The MS 70 grade and First Strike label on these coins comes courtesy of the Professional Coin Grading Service. First Strike coins are among the first to leave the mint, and MS 70 grades require the coins to have a flawless surface under 5-times magnification.
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