What Are American Gold Eagles?

Posted by Derek Sawchenko on

Throughout the history of the United States, there have been many splendid gold coins that have been minted and circulated until gold coins were discontinued in 1933. In 1986, the United States decided to once again start minting Gold coins. They started with perhaps the most popular modern gold coin: the American Gold Eagle. The American Gold Eagle comes in denominations of $5, $10, $25, $50. The obverse has a glorious Augustus Saint-Gaudens rendition of lady liberty clutching an olive branch in her left hand and a torch in her right, with the capitol building in the left background. On the reverse, the coin holds sculptor Miley Busiek’s beautiful depiction of a male eagle with an olive branch in his grasp with a female eagle and her hatchlings looking on from a nest below. The American Gold Eagle coin is an official gold bullion coin of the United States, as well as the most popular modern gold bullion coin minted by the United States. The American Gold Eagle coins contain 1/10 troy oz, ¼ troy oz, ½ troy oz, and 1 troy oz of 22 karat gold. The coins are guaranteed by law to consist of gold that comes solely from sources in the United States. The coin's value is generally not what the face value shows, but rather the value of the coin comes from the gold held within. And the value of that gold is subject to market forces. Certified Coin Consultants of Rockville Centre, NY is proud to buy, sell, and trade many magnificent PCGS, NGC, and CAC certified American Gold Eagle coins. Certified Coin Consultants has the knowledgeable, and friendly service that you want when you’re adding to, starting, or trying to sell your coin collection. So call, email, reach out on social media, or stop by Certified Coin Consultants to get your hands on some of these appealing American Gold Eagle coins today! 

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