Let’s learn more about the most popular United States Gold Bullion Coin: The one-ounce Gold American Eagle.
Most Americans have never held this coin in their hands or even seen one in person. That’s because even though it has a face value of $50, the Gold American Eagle doesn’t circulate like the coins you carry around in your pocket.
Gold American Eagle coins first appeared in 1986 as part of the American Eagle bullion coin program authorized by Congress. The United States Mint manufactures and markets these coins for both investors and collectors. Each coin contains one full troy ounce of Gold (with a troy ounce being equal to approximately 31.1 grams, as opposed to the 28.3 grams in a regular ounce). And because Gold American Eagles are produced by the U.S. mint, they are the only Gold bullion coins whose weight and metal content are guaranteed by the United States Government.
The Gold American Eagle is also considered one of the most beautiful coins in the world. The obverse, or front side of the coin, features a recreation of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ iconic 1907 Walking Liberty design that was used for the $20 Gold Double Eagle coin that was in circulation until 1933. Saint-Gaudens, one of the most renowned American sculptors of his day, created the original Walking Liberty design when President Theodore Roosevelt asked him to redesign and beautify the nation’s Gold coinage.
True to its name, the image on the reverse, or back side, of the Gold American Eagle is of a male eagle bringing a female eagle and their young the olive branch of peace. Plus, each coin is actually imprinted with its Gold content.
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