Before the United States Mint had the American Gold Eagle to offer gold buyers, the US Mint Commemorative Arts Gold Medals were the primary option for those buying gold from America’s sovereign mint. Known as the American Arts Commemorative Series, these medallions included 10 different designs in all. Right now, 1 oz US Mint Commemorative Arts Gold Medals are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of protective packaging!
- Issued from 1980 to 1984!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Obverse designs vary from year to year.
- Reverse includes a new design with each individual obverse issue.
- Available here from random years of release. Please note you may receive multiple of the same design if you order more than one product.
Each of the 1 oz US Mint Commemorative Arts Gold Medals offered in this product listing from JM Bullion comes inside of protective packaging. The US Commemorative Arts Gold Medal program included 10 designs in total issued on 1 oz gold and 1/2 oz gold medals. This product listing offers you the chance to purchase one of the five designs featured on the 1 oz gold medals.
JM Bullion cannot guarantee the particular design you receive with your purchase. When your payment has fully processed our warehouse team will select your medal at random based upon availability at that point in time. We cannot reserve or guarantee a particular obverse design.
On the obverse side of 1 oz US Mint Commemorative Arts Gold Medals is one of five different designs. The 1 oz series included images of painter Grand Wood (1980), author Mark Twain (1981), famed musician Louis Armstrong (1982), poet Robert Frost (1983), and actress Helen Hayes (1984). Each of these designs depicted a bust of the individual and had varying mintage figures. The 1984 Helen Hayes medal had a low mintage of just 35,000, while the 1980 Grant Wood and 1983 Robert Frost Gold Medals had mintage figures of 500,000.
The reverse face of US Mint Commemorative Arts Gold Medals features a design reflective of the individual on the obverse. For example, the 1984 1 oz US Commemorative Arts Louis Armstrong Gold Medal had his favored musical instrument, the trumpet, featured on the reverse with musical notes included.
Various designers worked with the US Mint on the production of the American Arts Commemorative Series. Among the notable artists were Frank Gasparro and John Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.
If you have any questions about these stunning gold medals, please feel free to reach out to JM Bullion. Our customer service team is available to you at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat service, and via our email address.