Only $69.99 per coin over spot!
The Gold American Eagle is based on Augustus Saint-Gaudens' 1907 $20 Gold Double Eagle, showing a proud Lady Liberty. With an iconic design and 1 oz of Gold, the 2016 Gold Eagle combines collectibility with bullion investment appeal.
- Contains 1 oz actual Gold weight.
- Multiples of 20 are packaged in mint tubes. Multiples of 500 are packaged in “Monster Boxes.” All other coins will be in protective plastic flips.
- Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
- Obverse: Adapted from Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ famed Gold Double Eagle design, which features Lady Liberty walking confidently against the sun’s rays.
- 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.
- Minted at West Point, N.Y.
Protect your Gold American Eagle with this clear plastic capsule or display it in style by adding an attractive presentation box to your order. You can also add a coin bezel to turn your Gold Eagle into fine jewelry.
Containing a full ounce of Gold and featuring iconic designs, it is easy to see why the Gold American Eagle is the most popular Gold coin in the United States. Add this 2016 1 oz Gold Eagle to your cart today!
The history of Gold American Eagles
The modern 1 oz Gold American Eagle tells an important part of the story of Gold in American history. The 2016 1 oz Gold American Eagle, and all American Gold Eagles, are fashioned after what is often considered the most beautiful coin ever minted by the U.S. Mint, the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle coins. The vintage American Double Eagle Gold coins circulated with a $20 value until the height of the Great Depression in 1933, when citizens were prohibited from holding monetary Gold. Gold coins from the U.S. Mint would not make another appearance until the 1980s when the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 would make it possible for the first release of the modern Gold American Eagle in 1986.
Why invest in the 2016 1 oz Gold American Eagle?
The 2016 1 oz Gold American Eagle is iconic and collectible, but it also has strong bullion investment appeal. Although these American Eagle coins have a higher premium over spot price of Gold than a Gold bar, investors like that the Gold Eagle coin has legal tender status and is internationally recognized. This Gold American Eagle coin contains 1 oz actual Gold weight and is a hard asset that can be sold and traded. Due to the Gold content, these Gold coins are also eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
Know the value of Gold coins that can appeal to collectors and investors.
Gold coins with numismatic value are Gold coins that appeal specifically to collectors, who are looking for something rare, unique, historically significant or aesthetically pleasing. Collectors seek Gold coins like early 20th century American Double Eagle Gold coins or other prized Pre-1933 Gold coins like the Indian Gold Half Eagle. Conversely, investors seek out Gold coins like the 2016 1 oz Gold American Eagle focusing on raw Gold value. The beautiful design and historical value are a bonus, but not the main driver to purchase. This modern American Eagle Gold coin is the ideal Gold coin for investors because it is priced at an affordable premium above the Gold spot price and has high Gold content.
Add 2016 1 oz Gold American Eagle coins to a Precious Metals IRA.
Many investors add 2016 1 oz Gold American Eagle coins to their Precious Metals IRA. To add these Gold coins to an IRA, you will first need to set up a custodian, which APMEX can help you do. Then, buy these Gold coins and other qualifying Precious Metals, which will be shipped directly to your account. Gold coins must be at least .995 fine to qualify for IRAs, with the exception of Gold American Eagles. Once your Gold coins and other Precious Metals are in an IRA, any profit is not taxed just like with other IRAs, but when you are ready to remove assets, you will want to consult your tax adviser about any taxes owed.