1986 1/10 oz Gold American Eagle BU (MCMLXXXVI)

1986 1/10 oz Gold American Eagle BU (MCMLXXXVI)

This inaugural year Gold American Eagle, guaranteed by the U.S. Mint, is a great way to enhance your Gold portfolio. With historically low mintages, fractional Gold Eagles provide collectibility on top of investment appeal.

Coin Highlights:

  • First year of issue.
  • Contains 1/10 oz actual Gold weight.
  • Individual coins are packaged in a protective plastic coin flip.
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • Obverse: Adapted from Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ famed Gold Double Eagle design, which features Lady Liberty in front of the Capitol holding in her right hand a fiery torch and an olive branch in her left.
  • 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 your Gold American Eagle with this clear plastic capsule or display it in style by adding an attractive presentation box to your order.

Fractional Gold Eagles make purchasing America's most popular Gold bullion coin easy, featuring the beloved design at a lower price point. Add this beautiful 1/10 oz Gold Eagle to your cart today!

The Gold American Eagle has a rich and colorful history. The modern coins are fashioned after the designs of renowned artist and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens which were used on the Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933. The redesign of the coin was issued by President Theodore Roosevelt after his desire for more beautiful American coinage. This led to the design recognized and revered today by many to be the most beautiful American coin ever minted. The obverse of the coin features Lady Liberty who represents victory. She is holding a torch to symbolize enlightenment and an olive brand to represent peace. She is backed by sunrays and the United States Capitol. The reverse of the coin feature a male and female bald eagle with their young to represent family, strength, and patriotism.

Coins minted from 1986 through 1991 are dated with Roman numerals whereas every 1 oz Gold American Eagle minted after 1992 is branded with Arabic numerals. These Gold bullion coins are available in multiple sizes including 1/10 troy oz, 1/4 troy oz, 1/2 troy oz and 1 troy oz. Each piece is identical in design save the markings on the reverse side of the coin that indicate its weight and face value.

In 1933, because of the Great Depression, the United States government made it illegal for citizens to hold monetary Gold. Citizens were required to sell their Gold certificates, coins, and bullion to the U.S. Treasury save a few exceptions including jewelry and numismatic coins. In 1975, private ownership of Gold was again made legal and in 1986, American mints began to make bullion coins. Pursuant to the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985, these coins are made exclusively from American Gold.

The coin 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.
Customer Reviews of 1986 1/10 oz Gold American Eagle BU (MCMLXXXVI)
1986 1/10 oz Gold American Eagle BU (MCMLXXXVI)
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Great little coin

By  Mo

from New Mexico

5.0

This is a great little coin! I'm trying to collect all years of the 1/10 eagle, one coin at a time. It's nice to be able to get the older years and to have the option of signing up for alerts. Thanks APMEX!

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Pleasure dealing with APMEX

By  Larry

from California

5.0

I began my buying from APMEX in 2005, sense then I have bought a lot of metals and now am retired and set up well, their fair mark up is what brings me back and how fast I get my coins, I encourage everyone to buy from the PROS, buy APMEX.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)

A good buy for a first year of issue.

By  none

from vero beach, florida

5.0

A very desired coin from the first year of issue

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

First Piece of Gold...Disappointed

By  Kyle

from Richmond VA

1.0

First Piece of Gold...Disappointed Ordered this small piece of Gold (Hey a guy has to start somewhere) along with 4 pieces of silver. The silver was as described as BU. The 1986 1/10 has a large brown spot on the front which is pretty big for the size coin this is. I will be calling APMEX to do a exchange. This will be the second coin I will have to return in 2 months due to condition.

Pros

  • Recognized Brand

Cons

  • Poor Condition

Great collectable coin

By  Slip Mahoney

from Uper Darby ,Pa

5.0

Collectable with roman numerals. 1st issue

Pros

  • Easy to Sell
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

gold eagle

By  morgan

from portage michigan

5.0

trying to complete a set

Pros

  • Recognized Brand
  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design
  • Good Price For Coin

Gift

By  David

from Bakersfield CA

5.0

Bought this coin (first mint 1986) as a gift for my son born that year. Absoutely perfect and this was not my first or last order from APMEX. 100% satisfied

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Attractive Design

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