The Gold American Eagle is one of the world’s most popular bullion coin programs, due in no small part to the stunning designs used on both sides of the coins. Graced by the images of Lady Liberty and the American bald eagle, the Gold American Eagle is the official gold coin of the United States. Today, the 2016 ¼ oz Gold American Eagle coin is available in perfect condition on Silver.com.
- 30th annual striking of the Gold Eagle.
- Ships in a plastic slab to protect the coin’s condition.
- Consists of one-quarter troy ounce of 22-karat gold.
- Face value of $10 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Issued a grade of Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens is the man behind the design used on the obverse face of the Gold American Eagle coin. His Lady Liberty depiction was created in 1907 and was eventually used on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933.
Saint-Gaudens was one of a handful of artists responsible for the complete overhaul in the design of American currency in the early 20th century. What sets Saint-Gaudens apart is his place in the process. He was the very first man chosen to lead the redesign effort, having been hand-picked by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905.
Each 2016 ¼ oz Gold American Eagle in this listing is a perfect specimen according to the NGC. Coins with an MS70 grade exhibit full, original luster and bear no detracting flaws of any kind.
The obverse face of the coin features the Liberty design from Saint-Gaudens. She is depicted walking toward the viewer with her torch held high in her right hand. The national capital of Washington DC is visible behind her, while brilliant rays of sunshine silhouette her body.
On the reverse is Miley Busiek’s bald eagle design. In a departure from other designs, she chose to depict a family of bald eagles in its nest. As the male flies overhead, a female watches a group of hatchlings to keep them safe in the nest below.
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