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American Gold Eagle

American Eagle gold coins are some of the most popular gold coins for sale around the world today, especially since their gold content and purity are guaranteed by the United States Government. The mint began issuing them in 1986 in response to the popularity of the South African Krugerrand and they have been highly sought after ever since.

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Prior to 1986 the U.S. Mint had not minted a gold coin since 1933! It was illegal for U.S. citizens to own gold from 1933 to 1974 and until 1986 there were only a handful of available coins on the U.S. market.

Enter the Bullion Coin Act of 1985 passed by congress and the American eagle was born. The design for the American Eagle is derived from Augustus Saint Gaudens original design for the $20 coin minted between 1907 and 1933 which is thought of by many as the most beautiful coin ever designed. The reverse depicts the American bald eagle, conveying the strength and pride of America.

These US gold coins are issued by the United States Mint in various weights including 1 oz., ½ oz., ¼ oz., and 1/10 oz. and are minted with copper and silver in order increase durability.  As a result American Eagles are 22 karats (91.66% pure) and are therefore larger than other coins of the same gold content.

Because of their larger size and popularity, American gold eagles are usually the most expensive gold coin to buy, but they usually also garner the highest price when selling back.

Each gold eagle is stamped with a face value which is more of a tradition than an indication of real value. Their value is determined by the current spot price of gold plus a premium for being mined, minted, marketed and sold. This is why American eagles cost more than the spot price of gold, which is true for all gold coins.

To order American gold eagles just add them to your cart above or click into each coin for more information on pricing, shipping and general details.

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