The Gold American Eagle is based on Augustus Saint-Gaudens' 1907 $20 Gold Double Eagle, showing a proud Lady Liberty. With an iconic design and 1 oz of Gold, the 2016 Gold Eagle combines collectibility with bullion appeal.
- Contains 1 oz actual Gold weight.
- PCGS encapsulation protects and guarantees the perfect 70 condition of the coin.
- Obverse: Adapted from Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ famed Gold Double Eagle design, which features Lady Liberty walking confidently against the sun’s rays.
- Reverse: Designed by Miley Busiek showing a male bald eagle in flight carrying an olive branch to his nest, where a female awaits with her young.
Protect and display your Gold Eagle in style by adding a nice presentation box to your order.
Containing a full ounce of Gold and featuring iconic designs, it is easy to see why the Gold American Eagle is the most popular Gold coin in the United States. Add this 2016 1 oz Gold Eagle to your cart today!
The History and Story Behind the Gold American EagleIf you are a true collector, you likely enjoy knowing the stories behind the Precious Metals in your vault. Gold Eagles were first minted in 1986, soon after the Gold Bullion Act of 1985 passed. The act ordered the U.S. Mint to begin producing Gold bullion coins, but it also set strict requirements for these coins. Each year, the United States Mint produces Gold Eagle coins in accordance with demand.
The Gold Eagle design is easy to recognize. The obverse features Lady Liberty herself. She holds a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left; her hair flows gracefully in an unseen breeze. The brilliant rays of the sun adorn the background. This image was originally crafted in 1907 by famed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
The reverse of the coin brings to mind its name, depicting a grand and imposing male eagle soaring over a female eagle and her nest. Indeed, this coin truly has a place among other great American designs, such as that on Gold American Buffalos.
These coins are iconic, combining the allure of Gold and the powerful imagery of liberty and freedom. When you are looking for Gold for sale, buy products whose quality is undeniable, such as the captivating and enduring Gold Eagle.