The American Gold Eagle coin collection saw significant dips in demand as the 1990s opened, with the demand for 1 oz coins in the series falling in consecutive years from 1988 to 1992, despite gains in production for the lighter fractional-weight options. The 1990 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coin is available for purchase today from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective flip.
- 5th release in the American Gold Eagle bullion series!
- Limited mintage of only 373,210 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of actual gold content in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States.
- Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ iconic Lady Liberty on the obverse.
- Miley Busiek’s family of bald eagles on the reverse.
American Gold Eagle coins entered the 1990s struggling to cope with a stronger American economy. As the recession of the late 1980s wore away, consumer confidence soared and the American stock market improved. A stronger US Dollar always means weaker demand for gold and silver.
After debuting with 1.362 million coins in 1986, the 1990 1 oz American Gold Eagle had sunk almost exactly 1 million coins in production. Unlike the late 1980s when the fractional weight coins gained minting to offset some of the losses, all four weights in the bullion issue saw lower mintage figures for 1990 after strong performances from the ¼ oz and 1/10 oz coin in recent years.
The 1990 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coins available to you here today are in BU condition. Coins in BU condition have no wear and tear on their surfaces, however, you might notice minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks from the production process at the mint.
On the obverse of all American Gold Eagle coins is Saint-Gaudens’ 1907 depiction of Liberty. First used on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933, this design of Liberty is considered the most popular in American history and was revived and modernized for use on the American Gold Eagle in 1986.
The reverse of the 1990 1 oz American Gold Eagle coin includes the image of a family of nesting bald eagles. A female eagle watches carefully over the nest full of hatchlings, while a male eagle is shown flying overhead.
All American Gold Eagle coins are produced by the United States Mint, with current production taking place entirely at the West Point Mint facility in the state of New York.
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