The 4-Coin Proof American Gold Eagle Set comes with a 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 10 oz Proof American Gold Eagle. GoldClub Direct is pleased to offer this unique product for purchase.
American Gold Eagles were first introduced in 1986 in both bullion and proof varieties. Although the bullion coin was available in fractional-ounce coins, the Proof Gold Eagle was originally only offered in a one-ounce weight. A year later, the 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 set will be from 1988 to the present, except for 2009 as no proof coins were struck that year due to the financial crisis.
Each American Gold Eagle coin from this listing is struck in proof condition at the West Point Branch Mint. The 4-coin set will arrive in a satin-lined presentation case. A certificate of authenticity directly from the US Mint will also be included.
American Gold Eagles contain .9167 (22-karat) pure gold. Each coin is considered legal tender in the United States. The higher weights have a higher face value. No coins in this listing are meant for circulation, and their intrinsic value is much higher than the face value. The mintage date you receive is random and is based on our inventory. All four coins will be of the same mintage year.
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 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.