Considered by many to be the most beautiful coin ever produced, the Gold American Eagle is the top-selling gold bullion coin in the world. It combines the best aspects of collecting and investing offering a rock-solid asset in a rapidly fluctuating economy. Because the coin’s value often moves independently of stocks and bonds, it consistently holds its value to deliver investment stability while improving overall portfolio performance. Passing the torch between the largest and smallest coins in this series, the 1/10 oz. American Gold Eagle coin remains popular because it boasts the same purity at a lower price.
The United States created a bullion coin for the ages. Authorized by Congress and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, the American Gold Eagle program would quickly establish itself as a global standard for bullion that is artistically rich, perfectly collectible, and thoroughly American. The 1/2 oz. Gold American Eagle was debuted in 1986 by the U.S. Mint. The Gold Eagle coin was originally a $10 gold coin, and the “eagle” became a face-value base unit for gold coins, with other denominations including the Double Eagle and Half Eagle.
A bullion version of the Gold Eagle has been struck every year since, which means that each of the 2016 gold coins represent the 30th anniversary of the program – a significant milestone in the program’s history.
Today, the modern Gold Eagles are a whisper of history, as they showcase the design that made its first appearance on American Gold coins in 1907. The obverse of the Gold Eagle is adapted from Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ famed Gold Double Eagle design of 1907. The gold coin design features a full-length Lady Liberty with flowing hair, carrying a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in the other. The reverse of design, by Miley Busiek, features a male bald eagle in flight carrying an olive branch to his nest, which contains a female eagle and her hatchlings. The design of the American Gold coin represents the strength and importance of American families.
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