American Gold Eagle coins from the United States Mint are available in three fractional weights each year. When the program was introduced in 1986, investors could choose from the 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz coins in addition to the 1 oz coin.
- Year of Issue: Random year (our choice)
- U.S. Mint
- Composition: One troy ounce of .9167 (22-karat) fine gold
- Face Value: $50 USD
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 dates of this product will be random.
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.
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.