The Gold American Eagle is the ideal mixture of American history and nostalgia with modern bullion investment value, guaranteed by the U.S. Mint. Fractional Gold American Eagles are a great way to enhance your Gold portfolio.
- Contains 1/2 oz actual Gold weight.
- Multiples of 40 are packaged in mint tubes. All other coins will be in protective plastic flips.
- Mintage of only 31,000 coins (second lowest mintage in the series).
- 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. Her hair is flowing in the wind against a background of sun 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 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 1/2 oz Gold Eagle into fine jewelry.
Fractional Gold Eagles make for an easy way to own the famous Gold American Eagle design at a lower price point than their full ounce counterparts. Add this beautiful coin to your cart today!
The history of Gold American Eagle coins
The Gold American Eagle is made by the U.S. Mint, which was created by The Coinage Act of 1792, one of the first institutions of the new republic. Everything from Gold Eagle coins to zinc pennies are made today, but the U.S. Mint’s first production was 11,178 copper cents in 1793. The first U.S. Mint Gold coins were issued in 1795, authorized by The Coinage Act and known as “Eagles.” Modern Gold coins were authorized by the Gold Bullion Act of 1985 and are known as “American Eagles.”
Why invest in uncirculated Gold Eagle coins?
Brilliant uncirculated Gold American Eagle coins are in the top tier of the grading scale created by Dr. William Sheldon in 1949. Grading of Gold Eagle coins is a means of quantifying a coin’s state of preservation, which affects value. U.S. Mint Gold coins that have been in circulation rate lower on the scale. Brilliant uncirculated Gold coins like these 1990 Gold Eagles have never been in circulation, and therefore, these bullion coins retain all of their natural luster and sharp lines in their designs.
You can trust Gold Eagle coins because the bullion coins come from the U.S. Mint.
The Gold American Eagle is a legal tender coin from the U.S. Mint, meaning it comes with important assurances. Gold Eagle coins have their weight and purity stamped on them as well as a denomination of $50 that marks them as U.S. currency. U.S. Mint Gold coins, as such, are guaranteed by the U.S. government to be the weight and purity they say they are. Gold coins are easier to buy and sell because of these assurances.
Make Gold Eagle coins part of your retirement investment strategy.
The Gold American Eagle is the only Gold bullion that is not at least .995 fine Gold that can be invested in a Precious Metals IRA. Gold Eagle coins, which are .9167 fine Gold, are the most popular Gold bullion coins from the U.S. Mint and make a good investment for many who want to balance their portfolios. Start saving U.S. Mint Gold coins, with their guaranteed weight and quality, in a tax-deferred Precious Metals IRA and prepare for your retirement. The price of Gold coins moves independently of other investments like stocks and bonds, often offering a stabilizing diversity to your portfolio.