Gold American Eagle coins are released annually by the United States Mint. Struck over more than 32 years now at various mint facilities in the US Mint system, with the modern versions of the coin all struck at West Point Mint facility in New York state. Right now, the 2017 1 oz Gold American Eagle is available in perfect condition for purchase 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.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of Mint State 70 by 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.
All 2017 1 oz Gold American Eagle Coins in this listing earned Mint State 70 grades from the PCGS. Coins in this condition are near-perfect and exhibit full, original mint luster. A First Strike coin is one that was received by the PCGS 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.
Starting in the early 1830s, the United States moved away from the use of crown gold alloy levels in its circulation gold coinage. Starting in 1837 across all coins in the US Mint production, the United States Mint used .900 gold content in all of its gold coins. This process continued until 1933 when the US was removed from the gold standard by the Roosevelt administration and gold circulation coin striking was ended.
The United States would never strike another gold circulation coin after 1933, and many of those in circulation at the time were removed from circulation and melted down by the Treasury Department to rebuild and supply the nation’s gold bullion depositories in the midst of the Great Depression.
The obverse of all 2017 1 oz Gold American Eagle coins features a full-length figure of Lady Liberty. With a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left, she is shown walking confidently forward into an unknown future, representing the bold and progressive march of the United States at that time.
On the reverse of these 2017 1 oz Gold American Eagle coins is sculptor Miley Busiek’s depiction of a family of nesting bald eagles. Busiek is a well-respected artist and sculptor in the US, and works with materials ranging from bronze and steel to cast stone and other media.
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