Buy the American Gold Eagle at APMEX
The most popular Gold
coin in the United States – and the Precious Metals market – is the Gold Eagle. As the United States' official Gold bullion coin, the Gold American Eagle was first introduced after the passage of the Bullion Coin Act of 1985. The first Gold American Eagle coin was released in 1986. These U.S. Mint Gold coins
are backed by the United States government and have a face value backed by the U.S. dollar. The value of Gold Eagle Coins is known around the world, as these Gold coins are investment-staples in most portfolios.
Design of the American Eagle
The American Eagle Gold coin design is based on the famous Saint-Gaudens Lady Liberty design
that appeared on the final Gold Double Eagle. Replacing the Liberty Gold coin in 1907, the Saint-Gaudens Gold coin was born out of President Theodore Roosevelt's desire for U.S. Gold coins to be a work of art. The 1907 Gold Double Eagle coin is considered one of the most beautiful American coins, and the present-day American Eagle receives the same sort of acclaim. American Eagle coins feature iconic depictions of symbolic patriotism minted in Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium.
Burnished American Gold Eagle Coins
Since their introduction in 2006, Burnished Gold Eagles
have been in high demand for their unique beauty and lower mintages. Originating from the West Point Mint and bearing the "W" mint mark, these Gold coins are similar to their Brilliant Uncirculated counterparts but are struck on specially prepared planchets to provide a unique finish that appeals to collectors. The dies used in this process give the coins a matte-like appearance, enabling the coin's details to be viewed with a limited light glare. It enhances the design on the coin, displaying it in all its glory.