The year 2016 is an important one for the United States Mint. Two of its most important coin programs celebrate milestone anniversaries, which is led by the 30th anniversary of the American Eagle. The nation’s official bullion coins, the Gold American Eagle is one of the most diverse offerings in the precious metals industry. Right now, the 2016 1/10 oz Gold American Eagle is available on Silver.com in perfect condition.
- 30th annual striking of the Gold American Eagle.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab.
- Contains one-tenth troy ounce of gold.
- Bears a face value of $5 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Graded Mint State 70 FS by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
Each of the Gold American Eagle coins available in this Silver.com product listing has a perfect grade of Mint State 70 from the NGC. Coins with this certification level exhibit their full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws of any kind on the surface.
Gold American Eagle coins were introduced in 1986 by the United States Mint, making 2016 the 30th anniversary of the series. The original coins were released by the mint in bullion and proof, with four weights available in bullion and the 1 oz available in proof. Over time the program has grown, with the three fractional-weights added to the proof and a burnished version unveiled in 2006 on the 20th anniversary of the series.
On the obverse face of the coin is the image of Lady Liberty from Augustus Saint-Gaudens. His depiction was created in 1907 for use on the $20 Gold Double Eagle coin, and features a full-length figure of Liberty walking forward from Washington DC.
The reverse side of the coin bears the image of a family of bald eagles. In this depiction from Miley Busiek, the male bald eagle is shown flying over the family nest where a group of hatchlings remains under the guard of a female eagle.
All Gold American Eagle coins are now struck by the United States Mint at its West Point Mint facility. In addition, the West Point Mint also strikes all silver versions of the coin as well.
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