There are few gold coins in the world more popular than the Gold American Eagle. The official gold bullion product of the United States, these coins are produced by the United States Mint on an annual basis. The bullion version of the Gold American Eagle is an excellent option for investors because its weight and purity are guaranteed by the US government. Right now, the 2017 1 oz Gold American Eagle Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab from the NGC.
- 32nd annual issue of Gold American Eagle bullion coins!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release designation.
- Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty design graces the obverse.
- Miley Busiek’s bald eagle family creation on the reverse.
Each 2017 1 oz Gold American Eagle Coin in this listing from Silver.com earned a Mint State 69 grade from the NGC. Coins in this condition are near-perfect and exhibit full, original mint luster. However you’ll notice a maximum of two minor flaws such as miniscule hairlines or contact marks, which are found only outside the primary focal areas of the coin.
An Early Release coin is one that was received by the NGC or an approved third-party depository within a certain time frame. These coins must arrive for certification within the first 30 days of the release date the US Mint sets for 2017 Gold Eagles.
Gold American Eagle coins were first introduced in the United States in 1986 following passage of the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985. Though it was authorized under separate legislation, the Gold American Eagle was introduced at the same time as its sister program, the Silver American Eagle.
Saint-Gaudens’ Lady Liberty graces the obverse of all 2017 1 oz Gold American Eagle coins. Created in 1907, it originally featured on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933 and is considered the greatest American coin design of all time. Its introduction started a revolution in American coin design.
The reverse of the 2017 1 oz Gold American Eagle Coin was designed by Miley Busiek in 1986 and features a family of nesting bald eagles, with the male flying overhead as the female keeps a close watch on the hatchlings in the nest.
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