There are few coins in the world with the popularity and international profile of the American Gold Eagle. Part of the American Eagle series from the US Mint that includes a silver and platinum coin as well, the American Gold Eagle is the nation’s official gold bullion product. Today, you can be among the first to purchase a 2016 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coin from JM Bullion.
- Ships to you in a plastic flip, Mint Tubes of 20, or Monster Boxes of 500.
- Contains 1 troy oz of actual gold weight.
- Face value of $50 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Features Augustus Saint-Gaudens iconic Lady Liberty image.
- Obverse has a design feature unique to these coins.
- Arrives in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Protect your investment with 32mm Direct Fit Air-Tite Capsules or 33mm Air-Tite Coin Tubes, which hold 20 coins.
The American Gold Eagle was first introduced by the United States Mint in 1986 following passage of the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 by Congress. The bill allowed for the creation of a series of bullion and proof coins as the official gold coins of the US. The original series included four weights in bullion and one in proof.
On the obverse side of all 2016 1 oz American Gold Eagle coins is Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Lady Liberty image. Originally created in 1907 for use on the $20 Gold Double Eagle Coin, Saint-Gauden’s image was the result of President Theodore Roosevelt’s persistent pursuit of Saint-Gaudens as the artist to redesign American gold coins.
The reverse side of all American Gold Eagles features a depiction of the national emblem, the bald eagle, that is not found on any other coin. In sculptor Miley Busiek’s design, a male bald eagle flies over the family nest with an olive branch in its talons, while a female stands guard below, vigilantly watching over the nest full of hatchlings.
Each of the American Gold Eagle coins in this product listing was produced at the West Point Mint facility in the US Mint system. These coins are available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, which means they show no signs of wear and tear, though may feature spotted surfaces, breaks in the luster, or contact marks from production.
If you have questions, JM Bullion has answers. You can reach us on the phone at 800-276-6508, connect with us online through our live web chat, or submit your questions in writing via email. If you are interested in similar products, be sure to check out our collection of Gold Buffalo Coins.