This 2016 1/2 oz Gold American Eagle comes housed in an APMEX gift box, perfect for giving as a gift. The iconic design featured in a more affordable 1/2 oz of Gold makes this fractional Gold Eagle ideal for investors and collectors.
- Contains 1/2 oz actual Gold weight.
- Housed in a capsule in an APMEX gift box.
- Coin produced by the U.S. Mint in West Point, N.Y.
- 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: Shows a male bald eagle in flight carrying an olive branch to his nest, where a female awaits with her young.
- Coin guaranteed by the U.S. Mint.
Fractional Gold Eagles make for an easy way to own the beloved Gold American Eagle design at a lower price point than their full ounce counterparts. Add this beautiful 1/2 oz Gold Eagle Coin in an APMEX Gift Box to your cart today!
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.