The 1 oz American Gold Eagle in this listing arrives to you in the original US mint box with a certificate of authenticity. This beautiful product is now available to you from GoldClub Direct.
American Gold Eagles were first introduced in 1986 in both bullion and proof varieties. The Proof Gold Eagle was originally only offered in a one-ounce weight. A year later, the proof program expanded to include a 1/2 oz coin and in 1988, the US Mint introduced the 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz coins.
Each American Gold Eagle coin from this listing is struck in proof condition. The 1 oz American Gold Eagle will arrive in a satin-lined presentation case with an included certificate of authenticity from the US Mint.
Each American Gold Eagle contains 1 oz of .9167 (22-karat) fine gold. Each coin is considered legal tender in the United States with a $50 face value. The American Eagle is not meant for circulation as its metal content value is higher than its face value. The mintage date you receive is random and is based on our inventory.
The obverse face of the American Gold Eagle uses the design popularized by Augustus Saint-Gaudens on the $20 Gold Double Eagle in 1907. It features Lady Liberty standing atop a rock with a lit torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left hand. The design symbolizes strength and peace.
In 2021, the US Mint updated the design of the American Gold Eagle for the first time. You may receive either design when ordering this set. The obverse of the updated Gold Eagles remained the same, while the reverse received a refresh. The coin also received a security update that includes an anti-counterfeit reeded edge variation. The new Gold Eagle reverse was designed by Jennie Norris and features a detailed, left-profile portrait of an American bald eagle.
The original reverse was designed by Miley Busiek in 1986 for the introduction of the American Gold Eagle. The image depicts a family of bald eagles. The male eagle is flying over the nest while the mother eagle is protecting her eaglets.