1 oz American Gold Eagle Coins

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The Gold Eagle is the most popular Gold coin in the United States. As the United States' first official Gold bullion coin, the American Eagle Gold coin was first introduced after the passage of the Bullion Coin Act of 1985. The first 1 oz Gold coin of this popular series 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 1 oz Gold Eagle is the most popular size among investors, as it contains 1 oz 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. The 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.

Gold Eagle Design

The U.S. Mint chose a remarkable design for the American Gold Eagle; the design used on the $20 Gold Double Eagle coin. Augustus Saint-Gaudens was picked by President Theodore Roosevelt 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 was featured 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. It 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. It was amended again when the design was chosen for American Gold Eagle; two stars were added to recognize the addition of Hawaii and Alaska to the Union.

Designed by Miley Busiek, the reverse featured a family of nesting bald eagles. The image depicts a male bald eagle returning to the nest with branches in its talons. Resting in the next, a female is portrayed standing watchful guard over the young hatchlings. Created in 1986, this design is used solely on the American Gold Eagle.

2021 Gold Eagle Design

In October of 2020, the United States Mint has 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 that was sculpted by Mint Medallic Artist Renata Gordon. The 2021 design 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 exceptionally popular bullion-coin program began in 1986.

Gold Eagle Price

You may find yourself wondering, "How much is a Gold coin worth?" The price of a Gold Eagle depends on the spot price of Gold at the time of purchase. The 1 oz Gold coin price will be the spot price of Gold, in addition to a premium. Supply and demand, along with market fluctuations, will contribute to the American Gold Eagle price.

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. The following are mintages for 1 oz Gold Eagles:

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