The United States Mint celebrates the 30th anniversary of its popular American Eagle coin program. Available in gold, silver, and platinum, these coins are struck each year with three different versions (bullion, proof, and burnished) as well as four weights (1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz). Today, JM Bullion offers the 2016 ½ oz American Gold Eagle coin for purchase in perfect condition.
- Ships in a plastic slab to protect the coin’s condition.
- 30th anniversary of the American Eagle!
- Contains 1/2 oz of .9167 gold.
- Face value of $25 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Issued a grade of Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Design inspired by the $20 Gold Double Eagle.
All 2016 ½ oz American Gold Eagles in this product listing are available as Mint State 70 coins from the NGC. Coins in this condition exhibit full, original luster from the mint and lack any blemishes, contact marks, hairlines, or other detracting flaws.
American Gold Eagle coins were introduced in 1986 along with the silver version of the coin. Originally available only in bullion and proof versions, the American Eagle’s gold variant is the most diverse in the program. American Gold Eagle coins are produced in 1 oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz weights in addition to these ½ oz coins. All four weights were introduced only in the gold bullion version at first, with gradual introduction for the proof version.
On the obverse face is Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ image of Lady Liberty. Crafted in 1907 and used on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933, Saint-Gaudens was unable to see his vision come to life, having passed away due to complications from an illness just months before the US Mint completed striking of the coins.
The reverse features the design of a male bald eagle returning to the family nest, which includes a group of hatchlings under the cautious eye of a female bald eagle. The coin’s weight, purity, metal content, and face value are also engraved on this side.
Please direct any questions you have to a JM Bullion associate. We’re available on the phone at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat feature, and by submitting your questions to our email address.