As the official gold bullion coin of the United States, the Gold American Eagle Series carries designs that have some of the most significant and meaningful imagery on any American coin. Like other American Eagle coins, such as the silver and platinum version, the Gold Eagles feature Lady Liberty on one side and the bald eagle on the other. The 2018 ½ oz Gold American Eagle Coin is now available for you to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a plastic flip or in mint tubes of 40 coins!
- 33rd release of the Gold American Eagle coins!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of actual gold content in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $25 (USD) by the United States.
- Obverse bears the image of Lady Liberty created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
- Reverse has a family of bald eagles created specifically for the Gold Eagle series.
When it comes to buying gold, the swings in demand and mintage for the ½ oz Gold Eagle coin are much less severe than the 1 oz and 1/10 oz options. Whether prices rise or fall, the volume of change in production for the ½ oz and ¼ oz coins rises and falls more steadily.
For example, just before the onset of the Great Recession in 2008, the 2007 ½ oz Gold Eagles had a mintage of just 47,002 coins. The recession’s early impacts in 2008 pushed mintage up to 61,000, and demand peaked at 110,000 coins in 2009. Compare that to the 1 oz coin, which had 140,016 for mintage in 2007 and surged 10 fold up to 1.493 million by 2009.
The ½ oz Gold American Eagle coin is available to you in two purchase options. You can buy individual coins inside of a protective plastic flip, or purchase in bulk if you like. The bulk orders of 2018 ½ oz Gold American Eagle coins arrive inside of mint tubes containing a total of 40 coins per tube.
On the obverse of 2018 ½ oz Gold American Eagle Coins is the image of Liberty created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907. The original design included only 46 stars around her figure, reflective of the number of states in the Union at that time. Used on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933, the design was revived in 1986 for the Gold Eagle and now features 50 stars encircling Liberty.
The reverse of all Gold American Eagles includes the design from Miley Busiek. Created in 1986 specifically for the Gold Eagle Series, this design features an eagle in flight returning to a nest where another adult eagle watches over a group of young hatchlings.
All 2018 ½ oz Gold American Eagles are in BU condition. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear, but can feature minor production flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks.
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