2018 1 oz Gold American Eagle BU

2018 1 oz Gold American Eagle BU

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 2018 Gold Eagle combines collectibility with bullion investment appeal.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz actual Gold weight.
  • Multiples of 20 are packaged in mint tubes. Multiples of 500 are packaged in “Monster Boxes.” All other coins will be in protective plastic flips.
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • 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.
  • Minted at West Point, N.Y.

Protect your Gold American Eagle with this clear plastic capsule or display it in style by adding an attractive presentation box to your order. You can also add a coin bezel to turn your Gold Eagle into fine jewelry.

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 2018 1 oz Gold Eagle to your cart today!

The History of Gold American Eagles

The Gold American Eagle coin has a fascinating history. The modern coins, like thid 2018 1 oz Gold American Eagle BU, are adapted from the designs of renowned artist and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. His original work was used on the Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933. The redesign of the coin was requested by President Theodore Roosevelt due to his desire for more beautiful American coinage. President Roosevelt asked his personal friend, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, to complete this coin art. This led to the revered design we know today, recognized by many to be the most beautiful American coin ever minted. The obverse of the American Gold Eagle features an image of Lady Liberty, representing victory. Liberty bears a torch to symbolize enlightenment and an olive branch to represent peace, against a background of sunrays and the United States Capitol. The reverse of the coin shows a scene of a bald eagle pair with their young in a patriotic representation of family and strength.

Gold Eagle coins minted from 1986 through 1991 are dated with Roman numerals whereas every 1 oz Gold American Eagle minted after 1992 is marked with Arabic numerals. These Gold bullion coins are available in several fractional sizes including 1/10 troy oz, 1/4 troy oz and 1/2 troy oz as well as the best-known 1 troy oz size. Each iteration of this coin is identical in design save the markings on the reverse side of the coin indicating its weight and face value.

The American Gold Eagle is minted at the West Point Mint in New York. The mint deals in large amounts of Precious Metals and is responsible for striking all proof and uncirculated American Eagles in Gold, Silver and Platinum as well as all Gold commemorative coins.

Why Invest in 2018 1 oz Gold American Eagle BU?

The 2018 1 oz Gold American Eagle is beautiful and collectible, but one cannot overlook its strong appeal as a bullion investment product. Although these American Eagle Gold coins command a higher premium-over-spot than, for example, a Gold bar, savvy investors respect that the Gold Eagle coin has legal tender status and is internationally recognized. These Gold American Eagle coins contain 1 oz actual Gold weight and are a hard asset that can be sold and traded. Further, these Gold coins are also eligible for Precious Metals IRAs. Precious Metals IRAs are an excellent way to diversify your retirement investments, making them particularly appealing to experienced investors.

Add 2018 1 oz Gold American Eagle Coins to a Precious Metals IRA

Many investors add Gold American Eagle coins to their Precious Metals IRA. In order to start a Precious Metals IRA, you need to first set up a custodian account, which APMEX can help you with. After you make that simple phone call, you can begin purchasing Gold American Eagles as well as other qualifying Precious Metals products, which can be shipped directly to your account. IRS guidelines state that Gold coins must be at least .995 fine to qualify for inclusion in Precious Metals IRAs, but an exception is made for the Gold American Eagle. Once your Gold American Eagles and other Precious Metal items are in an IRA, any gains they accrue is tax-free, just as with any standard IRA. Further, as with any IRA, when you are ready to remove assets you will want to consult your tax adviser about any taxes owed.

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Discover Easy Storage Options for Your Gold American Eagles

Many investors rely on Gold American Eagles as a cornerstone of their investment portfolio. Protect your Gold American Eagles coins, and any other Precious Metals products you purchase, with the convenient, high-security storage available from Citadel Global Depository Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of APMEX that provides maximum security. These American Gold Buffalos, and other bullion coins, can be shipped to your home or directly from our vault to Citadel. Citadel holds your exact personal items for you, not equivalent pieces, giving you the security of knowing precisely what you own rather than a general investment. Track your portfolio of American Gold coins with Citadel’s inventory page and rest assured in the knowledge that your bullion stored with Citadel is protected against theft, damage and physical loss.
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