For a 32nd consecutive year, the Gold American Eagle coin is available to purchase from the United States Mint. The official gold bullion coin from the United States, these coins feature a gold content and purity that is guaranteed by the federal government of America. The 2018 1 oz Gold American Eagle Coin is now yours to purchase online at Silver.com with a near-perfect certification.
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- 33rd issue of the Gold Eagles by the US Mint!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release specimen.
- Obverse includes the image of Liberty by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
- Reverse bears the design of the American bald eagle by Miley Busiek.
Gold American Eagle coins feature the greatest American coin design in the nation’s history on the obverse. With the United States growing in international stature in the early 20th century, President Theodore Roosevelt sought to modernize American coin design to fit the nation’s burgeoning importance on the global stage.
This movement started in 1905 when he approached Irish-American artist and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. He personally requested Saint-Gaudens design a new gold coin image, and by 1907 Saint-Gaudens had created this image of Liberty. Sadly, he would die from disease in 1907 just months before the design rolled out on the $20 Gold Double Eagle coins.
On the obverse of your 2018 1 oz Gold American Eagle coin is Saint-Gaudens’ depiction of Liberty. She is shown walking forward from the nation’s capital city of Washington DC with her torch held high in her right hand as a guiding light, her hair and robe flow freely on her figure as she does so.
The reverse of the Gold American Eagle coin features a design found only in this series. Miley Busiek created the nesting family of bald eagles in 1986, with a male flying over the nest clutching an olive branch as a female eagle guards the hatchlings in the nest below.
All 2018 1 oz Gold American Eagle coins in this listing are in MS69 condition according to the NGC. Mint State 69 coins have full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws, often limited to minuscule hairlines and contact marks found outside the primary focal areas of the coin.
The Early Release designation is reserved for coins received by the NGC within a designated time frame. The coins must arrive at the NGC or an approved third-party depository within 30 days of their release by the US Mint in 2018 to qualify for an ER label.
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