Minted to exacting standards, the Gold American Eagle Bullion coin features a front design inspired by what's often considered one of America's most beautiful coins: Augustus Saint-Gaudens' celebrated $20 gold piece, minted from 1907-1933. The reverse design, by sculptor Miley Busiek, features a male eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her hatchlings.
American Eagles use the durable 22-karat standard established for gold circulating coinage over 350 years ago. They contain their stated amount of pure gold, plus small amounts of alloy to create a harder coin that resists scratching and marring.
Authorized by Congress with the Bullion Coin Act of 1985, the American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin is one of the world's leading gold bullion investment coins. Produced from gold mined in the U.S., American Eagles are imprinted with their gold content and legal tender "face" value. The American Eagle's value is based on the market price of its gold weight.
Government Guarantee: What truly sets American Eagles apart is that they are the only bullion coins whose weight, content and purity are guaranteed by the United States Government. Investors can buy them with confidence, knowing the coins contain their stated amount of gold. In addition, long-term savers can include American Eagles in their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).
Purity: 22 Karat
Mint: U.S. Mint
Weight: 1/10th ounce
Face Value: $5
Investment Grade: Bullion
About Gold: Of all the precious metals, gold has been the most popular for investments, both today and throughout history, as the designated store of value for kings and wealthy individuals. Today's paper money derives its purchasing power only through confidence in a nation's ability to maintain a "prudent fiscal policy." In turbulent times, such as those we are experiencing in the world today, diversifying your savings/investment strategy by adding gold may be a smart move. Indeed, many experts suggest that 10% to 15% of portfolio assets be in precious metals. Learn more about adding gold to your portfolio here.
IMPORTANT! The retail price reflects the fluctuating market price for these gold products.