1986-2016 31-Coin 1 oz Gold Eagle Set BU (Caps Album)

1986-2016 31-Coin 1 oz Gold Eagle Set BU (Caps Album)

This Brilliant Uncirculated set of 1 oz Gold American Eagles is the perfect way to own the complete set with just one purchase. Each set is housed in a Dansco Album, which allows for easy storage and display of this complete Gold Eagle collection.

Set Highlights:

  • Contains a total of 31 oz actual Gold weight.
  • Comes housed in a Caps Album.
  • 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 building 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.
  • Produced by the U.S. Mint in West Point, N.Y.
  • Mintages are as follows:

    * 1986 - 1,362,650 coins
    * 1987 - 1,045,500 coins
    * 1988 - 465,000 coins
    * 1989
    - 415,790 coins
    * 1990 - 373,210 coins
    * 1991 - 243,100 coins
    * 1992 - 275,000 coins
    * 1993 - 480,192 coins
    * 1994 - 221,633 coins
    * 1995 - 200,636 coins
    * 1996 - 189,148 coins
    * 1997 - 664,508 coins
    * 1998 - 1,468,530 coins
    * 1999 - 1,505,026 coins
    * 2000 - 433,319 coins
    * 2001 - 143,605 coins
    * 2002 - 222,029 coins
    * 2003 - 416,032 coins
    * 2004 - 417,019 coins
    * 2005 - 356,555 coins
    * 2006 - 237,510 coins
    * 2007 - 140,016 coins
    * 2008 - 710,000 coins
    * 2009 - 1,493,000 coins
    * 2010 - 988,500 coins
    * 2011 - 910,000 coins
    * 2012 - 667,000 coins
    * 2013 - 743,500 coins
    * 2014 - 415,500 coins
    * 2015 - 626,500 coins
    * 2016 - Mintage not available
A free copy of "American Gold & Platinum A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Program" is included with each set ordered. Edmund C. Moy, 38th director of the U.S. Mint, shares his unique insight and behind-the-scenes perspective on these beautiful pieces of Americana in this hardcover book.

Gold Eagles are some of the most popular Gold coins in the world. Add this complete Gold Eagle Set 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.

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