The nation’s official gold bullion coin celebrates a monumental milestone in 2016, and you have a chance to join in that celebration as the United States Mint releases the 2016 Gold American Eagle coin. Available since 1986 in bullion and proof, with four total weights, the Gold American Eagle is an annual best-seller that is sought after by investors and collectors alike. The 2017 1 oz Gold American Eagle is now available with certification online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab from the PCGS.
- 32nd annual issue of Gold American Eagle bullion coins!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a grade of Mint State 69 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- First Strike designation.
- Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty design graces the obverse.
- Miley Busiek’s bald eagle family creation on the reverse.
When the United States Mint introduced the Gold American Eagle, it dug back in the archives to resurrect the most popular coin design in American history. Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty image was the first design of Lady Liberty that featured an American look and feel, with a modern interpretation.
His design was completed in 1907 and used primarily on the $20 Gold Double Eagle coin from 1907 to 1933. Originally intended for use on a high-relief proof, Saint-Gaudens’ design and the abilities of the US Mint at that point in history did not match up. Today though, Saint-Gaudens’ design lives on as the face of the nation’s official gold bullion coin.
On the obverse of the 2017 1 oz Gold American Eagle coin is Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ original Liberty image. Designed in 1907, it was originally intended to be used on an ultra-high-relief striking, but the US Mint lacked that capability at the time. His creation appeared on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933 and was revived and refined for the Gold American Eagle.
The reverse of the Gold American Eagle coin has a design specifically made for the Gold American Eagle series, which features a family of nesting bald eagles. It depicts a male eagle flying over the nest which contains a group of hatchlings under the watchful eye of a female bald eagle.
All 2017 1 oz Gold American Eagle Coins listed in this Silver.com listing are MS69 specimens according to the PCGS. Coins in this condition have full, original mint luster but also a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. First Strike is a designation for coins that arrive at the PCGS or an approved third-party depository within the first 30 days of the date of issue for 2017 Gold Eagles as set by the US Mint.
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