Bullion Coins – The American Eagle

Bullion Coins – The American Eagle

Brief History

The modern American Gold Eagle coin was first minted in 1986 and quickly became one of the most popular bullion coins for investors across the world, most noticeably in the United States. One of the reasons for it being so popular among American investors is that the U.S Government guarantees the weight, purity and Gold content of each and every coin.

While the 1 ounce Gold & Silver Eagle coins are by far the most preferred size among many investors. Early collectors enjoy some of the low mintage ½ ounce and ¼ ounce Gold Eagle coins as their rarity makes them highly desirable.


The obverse features Lady Liberty standing proudly with a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in left. A modern reproduction of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ famous Gold Eagle design from 1907. On the reverse, a bald eagle carrying an olive branch to his nest, designed by Miley Busiek in 1986.

As for the Silver Eagle coins, the obverse features Adolph A. Weinman’s design of Liberty walking as the sun rises over a ridge in the background. Whilst the reverse depicts an heraldic eagle below 13 small stars, that represent Americas original colonies.

Modern Gold Eagle coins contain 91.67% gold (22 karat), 3% silver, and 5.33% copper. This combination gives the coin a vibrant yellow appearance, compared to the orange coloured copper-alloyed coins like Sovereigns and Krugerrand’s. Furthermore, Silver Eagle coins are minted in 99.99% silver combined with a small amount of copper.

Gold Eagle Coins are available in four weights from one ounce, half ounce, quarter ounce and tenth ounce. The table below outlines the technical specifications of all the sizes.

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