The 2023 1 oz American Gold Eagle is one of the most popular gold coins on the market and is now available to purchase from GoldClub Direct.
The Gold Eagle series was originally introduced in 1986 in bullion and proof versions. In 1987 and 1988, the US Mint grew the series by producing Proof Gold Eagles in three more fractional-ounce weights, 1/10, 1/4, and 1/2.
Recently in 2021, the Gold Eagle received its first design refresh, with updated security features and a completely new reverse design. The 2023 Gold Eagle now contains an anti-counterfeit reeded edge variation. The original reverse design featured a family of bald eagles by Miley Busiek. The obverse face remained the same.
All 2023 1 oz American Gold Eagle coins contain exactly 1 oz of .9167 pure gold. The US Mint made the coins weigh 1.0909 oz to adjust to the 91.67% purity and ensure the coin still contains 1 oz of pure gold. The 1 oz Gold Eagle has a face value of $50, backed by the United States government, but is not intended for circulation. This product arrives new in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and will ship in individual plastic flips, tubes of 20 coins, or monster boxes of 500 coins.
The obverse face uses the same design popularized on the historic 1907 Augustus Saint-Gaudens $20 gold piece. Lady Liberty is seen standing atop a rock with an olive branch in her left hand and a flaming torch in her right hand.
The newly-designed reverse features an up-close portrait of the American Bald Eagle, by Jennie Norris. Surrounding the focused bald eagle are inscriptions of United States mottos and the specifications of the coin.