For investors looking to buy gold for the first time, the 1/10 oz coin in the Gold American Eagle series makes a great option. With its smaller size, it’s easier to store and more affordable because it has a lower gold weight compared to larger coins in the collection. Today, 2018 1/10 oz Gold American Eagle Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in protective plastic flips or mint tubes of 50 coins!
- 33rd year of availability for Gold American Eagle bullion coins!
- Consists of One-Tenth Troy ounce of actual gold content in BU condition.
- Face value of $5 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Obverse the 1907 image of Lady Liberty by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
- Reverse features the 1986 design of nesting bald eagles by Miley Busiek.
For much of the history of the Gold Eagle coin series, the 1/10 oz coin has been one of the most popular options. It holds the record for the highest single-year mintage figure among the four weights, selling 2.75 million coins in 1999 during the spike in gold prices amid the Y2K scare. That figure was 1.25 million coins more than the 1 oz gold coin sold in the same year.
Though the 1 oz Gold Eagle often outsells the 1/10 oz weight, there have been years the 1/10 oz has matched or surpassed its 1 oz counterpart. Aside from 1999, other notable years include 1996, 2000-2002, and 2014-2016. In all of these years the 1/10 oz coin outpaced the 1 oz coin in mintage.
All 2018 1/10 oz Gold American Eagle Coins in this listing are in BU condition. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear, though minor flaws from the production process are possible. These range from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks.
The obverse of all Gold American Eagle coins includes the front-facing image of Liberty as she strides toward the viewer with her torch held high in her right hand. The image was created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens as the United States underwent a revitalization of all its coinage. This design stands the test of time as what many consider the greatest American coin design ever.
On the reverse of all 2018 1/10 oz Gold American Eagle coins you’ll find a bald eagle returning to its nest with an olive branch. In the nest, a group of hatchlings awaits under the watchful eye of another eagle.
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