The Gold American Eagle coin was first struck in 1986 and quickly became one of the most popular gold coins in history. The American Bald Eagle and Lady Liberty have been immortalized as symbols of freedom and independence in this gold coin. The inspiration behind the design is the 1907 Augustus Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, largely considered to be the most beautiful of U.S. coins. The Gold American Eagle is struck in four denominations ($5, $10, $25, and $50) and offers investors an attractive option for diversifying their portfolios.
Gold American Eagle Coin Features
- Based on the Augustus Saint-Gaudens 1907 $20 Gold Double Eagle
- Each coin is 1/10 troy oz of pure gold
- Coin will arrive in Brilliant Uncirculated condition
- Eligible for self-directed IRA (additional paperwork required â€“ ask your specialist for details)
- Official gold bullion product of the United States
A male eagle, clasping an olive branch with his talons and returning to the nest he shares with a female eagle and an eaglet is featured on the reverse. The obverse has an eloquent depiction of Lady Liberty, confidently striding forward, raising a torch with her right hand while holding an olive branch with her left.
The $5 Gold American Eagle is about the size of a U.S. dime and contains 0.11 troy ounces of 22-karat gold (1/10 of an ounce of pure gold). The 1/10 troy ounce, 1/2 troy oz, and 1/4 troy oz, American Gold Eagle coins are an affordable way for investors to include gold in their portfolio due to the lower price point. These coins can be purchased individually or within a proof 70 set by year.
The coin will arrive in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Production of Gold American Eagle coins are based on economic factors so production levels vary from year to year. The actual year will be based on availability at time of fulfillment.
In addition to the Gold American Eagle, Wholesale Coins Direct offers the Gold American Buffalo, Gold Canadian Maple Leaf, and the Gold Krugerrand along with many other gold coins for investors and collectors to diversify their portfolios.