1986 1 oz Gold American Eagle BU (MCMLXXXVI)

1986 1 oz Gold American Eagle BU (MCMLXXXVI)

The 1 oz Gold American Eagle is the most popular, and one of the most beautiful, Gold bullion coins in the United States. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is the first year of issue in the Gold American Eagle Series making this 1 oz Gold coin ideal for any collection.

Coin Highlights:

  • Inaugural year of issue.
  • Contains 1 oz actual Gold weight.
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • Obverse: Adapted from Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ famed Gold Double Eagle design, which features Lady Liberty with flowing hair, a torch in her right hand 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.
  • Produced by the U.S. Mint in West Point, NY.

Protect and display your Gold Eagle in style by adding an attractive display or gift box to your order.

With its beauty, patriotic design and legal tender status, the Gold American Eagle coin provides investors with the means to diversify their investment portfolios with a hard asset that is both secure and internationally recognized. Add this beautiful coin 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 oz Gold American Eagle BU (MCMLXXXVI)
1986 1 oz Gold American Eagle BU (MCMLXXXVI)
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I will be buying this again

By  Uchype

from Delray Beach, FL

5.0

I am interested in having a complete collection. This is the ·1 design. It all met my expectations

Pros

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

Great Coin!

By  D.P.

from - Long Island, NY

4.0

Coin came in very good condition. Has very small light smudge on it near the her arm, but otherwise it is in great shape for the first coin issued in 1986, almost 30 years ago.

Pros

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

Gold American Eagle

By  Mr. Spiffy

from Napoleon, Oh

5.0

This 1oz. Gold American Eagle completes my 1986 denomination set. I always count on my items from Apmex to be as described, if not better, and with a very reasonable price. Apmex always delivers!

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design

Absolutely stunning

By  Silver Tavera

from Los Angeles

5.0

Beautiful coin. This was my first one ounce gold coin, and I was amazed. The luster in this piece is flawless. Holding pure gold in ones hand is great feeling . Super fast shipping . Ordered it Tuesday got it Thursday .

Pros

  • Recognized Brand
  • Mint Condition
  • Easy to Sell
  • Attractive Design

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