From its inception, the American Gold Eagle has captured the fancy of coin lovers everywhere. The American Gold Eagle is an official gold bullion coin of the United States. It was originally authorized by an act of Congress in 1985 and was first released to the public by the United States Mint in 1986. It has remained enormously popular ever since!
The Gold Bullion Act that created this series of coins mandates that the gold used to mint them must come exclusively from mines here in the United States. As a result, this coin represents a significant tangible asset in addition to it being a highly acclaimed work of art.
The American Gold Eagle features the famous ‘Standing Liberty’ design of the universally hailed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who created it with sophisticated detail and impeccable artistry. This exceptional coin has become one of the most beloved and alluring gold coins in the modern era.
Struck in durable 22 karat gold in order to hold up to the rigors of circulation, these Initial Release coins were struck by the US Mint during the first few weeks of production. Each of them contains exactly one tenth of an ounce of gold, and their purity is guaranteed by the full weight of the United States Government.
Weight: 3.393 g
Diameter: 16.5 mm
Thickness: 1.26 mm
Composition: 91.67 % Gold