- Year of Issue: Random (our choice)
- Official gold bullion coin of the United States since 1986
- Contains 1/10 troy ounce of pure gold (0.9167 fine) in BU condition+
- Face Value: $5 USD
- Diameter – 16.50mm
- Thickness – 1.19mm
Designed by Augustus Saint-Gauden, the obverse focuses on Lady Liberty as she steps out from rays of sunshine. She holds up a torch in one arm, and an olive branch in the other. “LIBERTY” is inscribed within a ring of stars around the rim, along with the year of issue.
The reverse features a male Bald Eagle flying back to his nested family with an olive branch in his talon. Inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” and “IN GOD WE TRUST,” along with the weight and denomination. Design by Miley Busiek. A new reverse design was introduced by the 2021 American Gold Eagle Type 2. This new reverse design, which portrays a bald eagle head gazing forward, was created by Jennie Norris.
About American Gold Eagles
The first annual American Gold Eagle was produced in 1986, after the Gold Bullion Act of 1985 kicked off the program. The gold used to make these coins is sourced directly from the US, with additional metal alloys for stability and strength. Gold Eagles have since become the most widely traded gold bullion coin in the world.