One could argue that the most popular coin in the Gold American Eagle Series is the diminutive 1/10 oz gold coin. Available in bullion since 1986 and as a proof specimen since 1988, the smallest coin in the collection has risen in popularity in recent years amid rising gold prices that have sustained at high levels. Today, 2018 1/10 oz Gold American Eagle Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- 32nd release of Gold American Eagle coins!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One-Tenth Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Face value of $5 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release designation.
- Obverse bears the iconic image of Liberty.
- Reverse has a family of nesting bald eagles.
The 1/10 oz Gold American Eagle coin has long been considered among the more popular choices in the series. When the coins debuted in 1986, the 1 oz coin had 1.362 million for a mintage compared to 912,000 for the 1/10 oz coin. Over time, all of the coins would drop in mintage, but when they rose again the 1/10 oz coin would rise to the top of the heap.
Record mintage figures for most weights in the Gold Eagle series took place in 1998 and 1999 amidst the Y2K fears. For the first time ever though, the 1/10 oz coin outsold the 1 oz gold coin in 1999. The 1/10 oz coin had a mintage of 2.750 million coins. That figure beat the 1 oz coin by more than 1 million and stands as the highest single-year mintage in program history.
All 2018 Gold American Eagle Coins in this listing have a perfect certification from the NGC. Coins in Mint State 70 condition have full, original mint luster and lack any types of detracting flaws. Early Release coins arrived at the NGC for certification within 30 days of their release by the United States Mint in 2018.
On the obverse of Gold American Eagle Coins you’ll find the image of Liberty. Created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, this image captures Liberty in a free-flowing robe with her hair free to blow in the breeze. She is depicted walking away from the nation’s capital, with the US Capitol Building even visible at her feet.
The reverse of 2018 1/10 oz Gold American Eagle Coins have a design found only in the Gold Eagle Series. Created in 1986 by Miley Busiek, a male eagle returns to the nest with an olive branch as a female stands guard over the hatchlings in the nest below.
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