The most popular gold coin in the United States is the American Gold Eagle. Offered annually by the United States Mint, this coin is routinely available with certification of its condition from both the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and the Professional Coin Grading Service. Today, 2018 ¼ oz American Gold Eagle Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion with near-perfect certification.
- Arrives in protective plastic slabs from the NGC!
- 32nd offering of American Gold Eagle coins!
- Contains ¼ Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Face value of $10 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release designation.
- Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ depiction of Liberty is on the obverse.
- Miley Busiek’s American bald eagle family is on the reverse.
The ¼ oz Gold Eagle coin has traditionally been among the highest sellers in the American Gold Eagle collection. When the coins were introduced, it had a mintage of 726,031 coins in 1986. Mintage for the ¼ oz variety has never hit that mark again, though it has spiked in demand alongside other coins when the Y2K scare and dotcom bubble burst occurred in the late 1990s. The lowest mintage year for the coins to date came in 2007 when just 34,004 coins were struck.
All 2018 ¼ oz American Gold Eagle Coins listed here today are in near-perfect condition from the NGC. Coins with a Mint State 69 certification have full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These are limited in type to minuscule hairlines or contact marks, and limited in scope to the areas outside the primary focal points of the design.
As an Early Release specimen, these coins had to meet certain deadlines for certification. To earn the ER label, coins must arrive at the NGC or an approved third-party depository within the first 30 days of the release date as set by the US Mint for the 2018 Gold Eagles.
On the obverse of all American Gold Eagle coins is the image of Liberty. Created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907, it was originally intended to feature as a high-relief strike. The US Mint did not possess the technology to make that dream a reality, but the design appeared on the $20 Gold Double Eagle anyway from 1907 to 1933.
The reverse of the 2018 ¼ oz American Gold Eagle Coin includes the image of American bald eagles. Designed by Miley Busiek in 1986 specifically for this collection, it depicts a bald eagle returning to the nest with an olive branch as another eagle stands guard over the hatchling within the nest.
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