The American Gold Eagle coin is available in four different weights and three different versions, making it one of the world’s more diverse offerings in the precious metals industry. These include a 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz bullion coin. Today, the 2017 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coin is available from JM Bullion with perfect certification from the PCGS.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- 32nd annual release of American Gold Eagle bullion coins!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Face value of $50 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- First Strike designation.
- Obverse includes Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ historic Liberty design.
- Reverse features the family of nesting bald eagles from Miley Busiek.
The United States Mint introduced the American Eagle coin series in 1986. The silver and gold variants were introduced through separate legislation, but both are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the nation’s official bullion coins in 2016.
American Gold Eagle coins were originally offered in bullion and proof, with the four weights available immediately in bullion. The proof fractional-weight coins were phased in through 1987 and 1988. Today, the program also features a burnished version of the American Gold Eagle.
All 2017 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coins in this JM Bullion listing have grades of Mint State 70 from the PCGS. These coins exhibit full, original luster from the mint and lack any detracting flaws. As First Strike coins, each of these American Gold Eagle coins arrived at the NGC for certification within the first 30 days of availability following release by the United States Mint for 2017 issue coins.
The obverse of all 2017 1 oz American Gold Eagle coins bears the image of Lady Liberty as created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. His intricate design shows Liberty marching forth from Washington DC, with the US Capitol Building visible at her feet and the rays of the sun outlining her body from the background. This is considered the greatest design ever used on an American coin, originating in 1907 on the $20 Gold Double Eagle.
On the reverse of the American Gold Eagle is the image of a family of bald eagles in its nest. Created by Miley Busiek exclusively for use on the American Gold Eagle, you’ll notice a male eagle returning to the nest, which holds a group of hatchlings under the cautious eye of a female eagle.
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