Gold Eagles were first struck by the United States Mint in 1986. The Gold American Eagles are the first modern bullion coins to be authorized by the United States Congress.
Struck in 22k, the US Mint guarantees each coin’s weight, content and purity for investors and collectors which allows for confident trading and purchasing sight unseen.
The collector market has embraced Gold Eagle coins for quality and mintage reasons. At Coin Advisor, we have yearly opportunities and some of the lowest prices on PCGS and NCG MS70 and PR70 Gold Eagles, as well as MS69 and PR69 grades. Some issues are more collectible than others due to mintage figures, different finishes as well as quality. Proof and Mint State 70 Gold Eagles continue to be one the most sought after coins annually.
The obverse of the coin carries the full length figure image of Lady Liberty holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. The familiar images of the sun rising and the United States Capitol dome are displayed in the coin’s background. Originally designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens for the country’s $20 gold piece minted from 1907 to 1933, the obverse side of the coin also bears the inscription “Liberty” and contains both the date of issue and the individual mint mark. The reverse side of the coin bears the image of a majestic male bald eagle carrying an olive branch, flying towards his mate in a nest with their hatchlings.
The US Mint produces two types of Gold Eagles: Mint State and Proof. Mint State issues are also known as Bullion and investment grade coins. Proofs are considered the collectors editions as they also have decreased mintages and attractive deep cameo mirrored fields.
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