Gold American Eagle coins from the United States Mint hit a monumental milestone in 2016, celebrating 30 years of production. The nation’s official gold bullion coin is available in four total weights, with proof and burnished versions now struck on an annual basis as well. Today, Silver.com offers the 2016 1/10 oz Gold American Eagle coin for sale in perfect condition.
- 30th anniversary of the American Eagle program at the US Mint!
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab.
- Consists of one-tenth ounce of 22-karat gold.
- Bears a face value of $5 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
Gold American Eagle coins debuted in 1986 with bullion and proof versions available. The bullion coin was immediately available in all four weights; 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz. However, the proof coin was only available in the popular 1 oz weight at first. The fractional-weight coins were phased in during 1987 and 1988.
Throughout the course of the Gold American Eagle’s history at the US Mint, mintage levels for the four coins have varied. When first introduced, all four weights were struck with relatively similar numbers. Over time, the 1 oz weight became the clear favorite among most, and its mintage numbers were often higher. As of 2014 though, the 1/10 oz coin has rivaled that popularity because of the coin’s smaller size and more affordable price.
All 2016 1/10 oz Gold American Eagle coins in this product listing are Mint State 70 products from the NGC. Coins with this certification are considered perfect, exhibiting their full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws.
On the obverse of the coin you’ll find the image of Lady Liberty that was created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, perhaps the most gifted coin designer in American history. Artist and sculptor Miley Busiek was commissioned to create the bald eagle image that graces the reverse.
The United States Mint celebrates the 30th anniversary of the American Eagle program by continuing its traditions, striking the Gold American Eagle in all three versions and four available weights.
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