Customers Note: This is a presale item and is not expected to ship until around February 9th, 2018. EVERY order containing this item will be held from shipping until that date. Please note that this date is a rough estimate and solely depends on the mint meeting their production schedule.
Among the Gold Eagle gold coins for sale annually from the United States Mint, there is great variety in demand for the coins. The 1 oz and 1/10 oz coins are historically the two most popular among the four available weights. The coin with the lowest demand is typically the ¼ oz Gold Eagle, resulting in low mintage figures each year. Today, 2018 ¼ oz Gold American Eagle Coins are available to you online at Silver.com with NGC certification!
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- 32nd issue of ¼ oz Gold Eagle coins!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Face value of $10 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release designation.
- Obverse includes Liberty by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
- Reverse bears the family of nesting eagles by Miley Busiek.
The ¼ oz Gold American Eagle coin shot to prominence among the coins in the series when all four were introduced in 1986. Its mintage that year of 726,031 was the third highest among the coins, just behind the 1/10 oz for the highest among fractional-weights. However, that year was also the highest in the history of the ¼ oz option. 1999 was the second highest for the ¼ oz at 564,232. Among the lowest production years were 2007 (34,004) and 1991 (36,100).
All ¼ oz Gold American Eagle Coins in this listing are in near-perfect condition as noted by the NGC. Coins with a Mint State 69 grade have full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These are limited to minuscule hairlines and/or contact marks found only outside the primary focal areas.
The Early Release designation identifies the time of receipt for certification. These coins arrived at the NGC or an approved third-party depository within 30 days of their 2018 release date from the United States Mint.
On the obverse of all 2018 Gold American Eagle coins you’ll find Liberty. This depiction of Liberty was originally created in 1907 for use on the $20 Gold Double Eagle. Augustus Saint-Gaudens, its creator, intended for the design to appear in high relief, but he would not live to the day when the US Mint was capable of doing that with his beautiful design.
The reverse of the 2018 ¼ oz Gold American Eagle features the family of nesting bald eagles. Created in 1986 by Miley Busiek, this design is found exclusively on the reverse of Gold Eagle coins and none other from the US Mint.
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