The Gold American Eagle coin was a ground-breaking offering from the United States Mint when it was introduced in 1986. Today, the coin is the official gold bullion specimen of the United States and is available annually in three different versions with four weights available. Right now, 2018 1 oz Gold American Eagle Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a sealed protective slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- 33rd issue of Gold American Eagle coins by the United States Mint!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of Mint State 69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- First Strike designation.
- Lady Liberty from Augustus Saint-Gaudens on the obverse.
- Family of nesting bald eagles from Miley Busiek on the reverse.
Each 2018 1 oz Gold American Eagle Coin listed today on Silver.com is in near-perfect condition as judged by the PCGS. Coins with an MS69 grade exhibit full, original mint luster along with a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. Those flaws are limited in scope to minuscule hairlines or contact marks, and in range to those spaces outside the primary focal areas of the coin’s surface.
The First Strike Label, or FS, is for coins received for certification by the PCGS within a set time frame. These coins must arrive at the PCGS or an approved third-party depository within the first 30 days of their 2018 release by the United States Mint.
On the obverse of all Gold American Eagle coins you’ll notice Lady Liberty. This depiction of Liberty features her figure with a robe and free flowing hair as she strides forward confidently from Washington DC. She holds a torch high in her right hand as a guiding light for the nation and you can see the US Capitol Building at her feet.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens design this image in 1907 at the behest of President Theodore Roosevelt. President Roosevelt led a charge to revamp American coin design to meet the nation’s growing status, and Saint-Gaudens’ Lady Liberty remains today as the greatest coin design in American history in the minds of many.
The reverse of all 2018 1 oz Gold American Eagle Coins includes a grouping of bald eagles in their nest. The nest contains hatchlings under the watchful eye of one adult eagle while another flies overhead with an olive branch in its talons. This was created specifically for the Gold Eagle in 1986 by Miley Busiek.
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