2016 1 oz Gold American Eagle (MintDirect® Single)

2016 1 oz Gold American Eagle (MintDirect® Single)

As low as $66.99 per coin over spot!
APMEX individually seals each MintDirect® coin to ensure the authenticity and condition after the coins are removed directly from the mint boxes. Each coin is placed in a non-reactive plastic polymer authentication card to protect your coin’s finish. This process seals the coin within the card, creating a tamper-evident package that guarantees your investment indefinitely. Learn more about the tamper-evident process here.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz actual Gold weight.
  • Packaged in RF-welded plastic polymer case (2 1/2" x 3 1/4"), protecting the coin's finish, with included authentication card.
  • Multiples of 10 and 20 will come housed in a clear plastic clamshell box sealed with a plastic band.
  • Each authentication card features the MintDirect® designation, ensuring it comes directly from the U.S. Mint to you.
  • 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, the reverse shows 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, N.Y.

Secure your Gold American Eagle by adding an attractive display box to your order.

With their beauty, patriotic design and legal tender status, Gold American Eagle coins provide diversity to investment portfolios with a hard asset that is both secure and internationally recognized. Add these truly beautiful coins to your cart today!

APMEX has created a process to guarantee these coins are direct from the U.S. Mint to you to ensure that our customers receive only authentic U.S. Mint coins. MintDirect® is your symbol of guarantee that these coins were processed from tubes that come straight from mint-sealed "Monster Boxes", exactly as they were delivered, providing peace-of-mind when buying, holding or selling.

APMEX individually seals each MintDirect® coin to ensure that the authenticity and condition of each coin is protected after they are removed directly from the mint tubes. Each coin is placed in a protective authentication card composed of a non-reactive plastic polymer to protect your coin’s finish.

The sealing process seals the coin within the authentication card, creating a tamper-evident package that will guarantee your investment indefinitely. If the tamper-evident package has been opened in any way, you will know it. After the process is completed, the coin in tamper-evident package is removed from the machine and checked to ensure that the quality of the packaging meets our exacting standards. You now have a finished MintDirect® Single 2016 1 oz Gold American Eagle.

By using this process, APMEX can guarantee that the coins you receive are authentic and in the exact condition as they were when they left the United States Mint. The MintDirect® process gives investors confidence in their purchase, knowing that they can buy, hold or sell an authentic coin — guaranteed.

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 2016 1 oz Gold American Eagle (MintDirect® Single)
2016 1 oz Gold American Eagle (MintDirect® Single)
4.3 Overall

(based on 3 reviews)

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I will be buying this again

By  Irish

from Gulf Coast Texas


I prefer the one ounce gold coins and you have exactly what I want, reasonably priced and easy to order.


  • Value (low premium over spot)

American Eagles are inferior compared to other bullion coins!

By  Ralph

from Washington, DC


I'm happy that I purchased gold coins...however, if I knew that the American Eagle was less than .999 fine, I would have purchased another product (Maple Leaf). As far as I'm concerned, the Eagle is an inferior product compared to those coins classified as .999 fine. Shame on the American Mint for short changing people!


  • Attractive Design

My first gold coin purchase

By  Glen R.

from Indianapolis, IN


Perfect transaction in every way. My first experience as a APMEX customer, and I will buy again.


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

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