The United States Mint creates some of the most amazing coins in the world. The American Gold Eagle Coins are no exception, and they aren’t always as easy to come by as many people believe. Today, you can purchase the 1997 1/2 oz American Gold Eagle Coin from JM Bullion to add to your collection or precious metals investment account.
- Ships in plastic flips!
- 12th release of the 1/2 oz American Gold Eagles!
- Mintage limited to just 79,605 coins!
- Actual gold content of 1/2 oz.
- Face value of $25 (USD) backed by the United States government.
- Eligible for inclusion in precious metals IRAs.
- Gold Double Eagle design by Augustus Saint-Gaudens on obverse.
- Miley Busiek’s bald eagle in flight image on reverse.
Each 1997 1/2 oz American Gold Eagle Coin contains 22-karat gold with small amounts of alloy to ensure strength. When you purchase one of these coins, you will get a little slice of Americana that you can add to your investment portfolio or collection.
The American Eagle Coin program was launched by the United States Mint in 1986. Originally, the program only featured gold and silver coins, but today, the come in gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. Coins are produced in both proof and bullion options, and the gold coins come in various fractional sizes that allow for those on a budget to purchase these beautiful gold coins. The designs differ by metal type, but the themes stay the same.
The obverse imagery on these coins was created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907 for use on the $20 Gold Double Eagle Coins. The design features Lady Liberty walking away from the Capitol building. The sunshine is hitting her back. In her right hand, she carries a lit torch, while he has an olive branch in her left hand. You can see the inscriptions “Liberty” and the year of mint “1997.”
On the reverse, you will find the image of a bald eagle family as designed by sculptor Miley Busiek. In the image, a male bald eagle returns to a nest where a female and their hatchlings rest. The male carries an olive branch in his talons. This design was created especially for these coins back in 1986 when the program launched.
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