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1 oz American Gold Eagle Coin BU (Random Year)
1 oz American Gold Eagle Coin BU (Random Year)
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2022 1 oz American Gold Eagle BU
2022 1 oz American Gold Eagle BU
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2021 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coin BU (Type 2)
2021 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coin BU (Type 2)
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1 oz American Gold Eagle Coins

Gold has been mined and used in America since the Gold Rush in 1849. Gold was first discovered in California, which caused people from all over the world to flock to the area in search of Gold. The Gold Rush marked the beginning of Gold's long history in America.

Gold is a valuable resource because it is rare, durable, and easy to trade. Gold has been used as money for thousands of years because it holds its value well over time. Gold is also a popular investment because it tends to hold its value during economic instability. A great example of a popular Gold product for investments is the widely collected and recognizable American Gold Eagle from the U.S. Mint.

The Gold Eagle was the first official U.S. Gold bullion coin and remains the most popular Gold coin in the United States today. The American Gold Eagle was introduced after the passage of the Bullion Coin Act of 1985 and then officially released in 1986 to kick off this popular series. 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 1 oz Gold Eagle is the most popular size among investors, as it contains one troy ounce of U.S.-backed Gold.

American Eagles use the 22 karat standard established for Gold circulating coinage over 350 years ago. They contain their stated amount of fine Gold plus small amounts of alloy. This creates harder coins that resist scratching, which can diminish the resale value of the coin. These 1 oz Gold brilliant uncirculated coins have remained the most popular Gold coin in the world since their inception. They are highly liquid on the market and easily bought and sold around the globe.


The History of the United States Mint

The United States Mint has a long and rich history with roots tracing back to the Continental Congress in 1776 when it produced the nation's first coinage. The U.S. Mint's mission has evolved over the years to meet the needs of a growing country. Today, the mint produces circulating coinage, numismatic products, and Precious Metals bullion coins.

Congress created the U.S. Mint on April 2, 1792. The first U.S. Mint facility was established in Philadelphia, then the nation's capital. In 1800, the mint moved to Washington, D.C., where it has remained ever since. The U.S. Mint operates mint facilities in Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, and West Point to meet the demand for current circulating coinage. These locations produce billions of coins each year – enough to meet the needs of businesses and consumers nationwide.

The mint is the manufacturer of legal tender coinage for the United States. The mission of the mint is to serve the American people by manufacturing and distributing circulating Precious Metals, collectible coins, national medals. The U.S. Mint's products are created to encourage interest in American history and culture as well as provide security over assets entrusted to the country's population. The U.S. Mint also produces circulating coinage for other countries. These foreign government coin programs help support the American economy through exports and create jobs.


Gold Eagle Design

The U.S. Mint chose a remarkable design for the Gold American Eagle coin; the design was used on the $20 Gold Double Eagle coin. President Theodore Roosevelt picked Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1905 to help redesign U.S. Gold coinage. In circulation from 1907 to 1933, Saint-Gaudens' most notable achievement was the Lady Liberty design seen on the Double Eagle. In Saint-Gaudens' original design, Liberty is walking forward with the U.S. Capitol building at her feet, the rays of the setting sun behind her and 46 stars surrounding her along the coin's rim.

The design was amended in 1912 when Congress authorized the addition of two stars to his design to recognize the addition of New Mexico and Arizona to the Union. The design was amended again when chosen for American Gold Eagle; two stars were added to acknowledge the addition of Hawaii and Alaska to the Union.

The reverse featured a family of nesting bald eagles designed by Miley Busiek. The image depicts a male bald eagle returning to the nest with branches in its talons. A female American Bald Eagle is resting in the nest and guarding the young hatchlings. Created in 1986, this design is used solely on the American Gold Eagle.

The Influence of Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Augustus Saint-Gaudens was a highly influential artist and sculptor of the late 1800s and early 1900s. His work helped to redefine American coinage and has been credited with helping to revive the art of sculpture. Augustus Saint-Gaudens' designs on U.S. Gold coins are considered some of the most beautiful in history.

Coin collectors around the world prize both the $20 Gold Double Eagle and $50 Gold Half Eagle for their design, beauty and historical significance. The 1 oz Gold American Eagle continues to be one of the most popular Gold coins in the world, thanks in part to Augustus Saint-Gaudens' influence on its design.


2021 Gold Eagle Design

In October 2020, the United States Mint unveiled the new reverse designs for the 2021 American Eagle Gold coins. 2021 marks the 35th Anniversary of the American Eagle Coin program. Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) designer Jennie Norris created the new Gold coin design sculpted by Mint Medallic Artist Renata Gordon.

The 2021 coin features the American bald eagle in left-profile relief with remarkable detail in the feathers on its head. The bald eagle gazes toward the horizon with a piercing glare. This marks the first change of the beloved Gold Eagle designs since the widely popular bullion-coin program began in 1986.


1 oz Gold Eagle Mintage Figures

American Gold Eagle bullion coins are struck according to public demand, meaning this demand determines the mintages for each year. Some years when demand and corresponding mintages were lower, collectible value can exist for the coins beyond their Precious Metal value. Some of the larger yearly mintages include the first year of release in 1986 with 1,362,650 or 1999, which saw the largest mintage yet, with 1,505,026 1 oz Gold Eagles released. The years with lower mintages but higher collectible value included numbers as low as 108,000 in 2019.

Each 1 oz Gold Eagle makes a great addition to any historical U.S. coinage collection with varying mintages and collectibility. For anyone searching for the perfect investment or conversation piece, the storied history of the Gold Eagle provides the ideal opportunity for buyers.


Gold Eagle Price

The price of a Gold Eagle depends on the spot price of Gold at the time of purchase. The spot price of Gold is the market price at which one ounce of Gold can be bought and sold for instant delivery. The Gold spot price is constantly changing, making it essential for buyers to stay updated on any performance indicators, like market conditions and current events, because they heavily impact the buying and selling of Gold.

The 1 oz Gold coin price will be the spot price of Gold, in addition to a premium. Supply and demand and market fluctuations will contribute to the American Gold Eagle price.


Buy Physical Gold from APMEX

When you buy Precious Metals, you invest in assets that transcend the volatile market. Bullion can play an essential role in a modern portfolio, as it hedges against the uncertainty investors typically find with other common investments, such as stocks and bonds. Gold and Silver can be a game-changer for your investment strategy. Explore the benefits of buying Gold and Silver.


Buy Gold Eagles at APMEX

If you need assistance in purchasing the Gold American Eagle, or if you should have any issue placing an order for a Gold Eagle coin on APMEX.com, we are eager to assist you. Our team of highly trained customer service associates can answer any questions on American Gold coins and can be reached by email or telephone; please call (800) 375-9006 or email service@APMEX.com.

You can also sell Gold to APMEX by calling our Purchasing team at (800) 514-6318 to speak to one of our representatives or learn more about how to sell Gold to APMEX.


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