The 2006 1 oz American Gold Eagle coin marked the 20th anniversary release of the American Gold Eagle series. The larger American Eagle series, including the Silver Eagle, celebrated 20 years of availability in 2006. Among the offerings for the 20th anniversary was the release of a new burnished version of the coin. Right now, the 2006 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coin is available to purchase from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective flip.
- 20th anniversary of the American Gold Eagle coin!
- Limited mintage of only 237,510 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of actual gold content in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Obverse depicts Liberty as designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
- Reverse features the American bald eagle from Miley Busiek.
Each 2006 1 oz American Gold Eagle coin in this listing is in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, although you may notice minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to the presence of contact marks from the coining process.
2006 marked the 20th anniversary of the American Gold Eagle’s bullion and proof coins. Despite the anniversary celebration by the US Mint, American Gold Eagle coins were at a point of declining demand and mintage.
The striking of just 237,510 of the 2006 1 oz American Gold Eagle coins marked the sixth lowest mintage in the program’s history, and the lowest mintage in the 1 oz American Gold Eagle bullion coin since 2001.
On the obverse of the 2006 1 oz. American Gold Eagle Coin you’ll find an image of Liberty in full-length robe with flowing hair as she walks forward toward the viewer from the city of Washington DC, with the national capitol building visible in the background. Surrounded by 50 stars and the word “Liberty,” this design was originally created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
The reverse of all American Gold Eagle coins includes the image of a male bald eagle flying over a nest that contains a group of hatchlings under the watchful eye of a female bald eagle. This design is exclusive to the American Gold Eagle coin and was created in 1986 by Miley Busiek.
All American Gold Eagle coins are produced by the United States Mint, with all current versions struck by the West Point Mint facility.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. JM Bullion customer service associates are available at 800-276-6508, online using our live web chat, and via our email address.