The American Gold Eagle coin is the official gold bullion product of the United States, and is available in bullion, proof, and burnished versions today with four weights to attract any investor. The beautiful design and affordable pricing of the American Gold Eagle and its varying weights make it one of the most popular in the world. Right now, 1997 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coins are available to purchase from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protectiveflip.
- 12th coin in the American Gold Eagle series!
- Limited mintage of only 664,508 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of actual gold content in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Obverse features Liberty from Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
- Reverse includes the image of a family of nesting bald eagles.
Each 1997 1 oz American Gold Eagle coin in this listing is in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice a range of minor flaws including breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks from the coining process.
After more than a decade of declining demand and mintage figures, the American Gold Eagle coin soared higher in 1997 on the strength of increasing economic concerns in the US and rising gold prices. The unknown impact of the approaching Y2K and the bursting web bubble hampered the American economy.
The year before, the 1 oz American Gold Eagle coin hit what stands today as its all-time low mintage figure. The 1997 1 oz American Gold Eagle, on the other hand, had a mintage of 664,508 coins, which marked an increase of more than three times the year prior. This would prove to be the first of three straight years of gains for the American Gold Eagle series.
On the obverse of all 1997 1 oz American Gold Eagle coins you’ll find Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty design. Introduced in 1907, Saint-Gaudens’ design has been hailed as the greatest coin design in American history and features Liberty holding her torch aloft as a guiding light for the nation.
The reverse of the American Gold Eagle coin depicts an American bald eagle flying over a family nest that contains a nest full of hatchling under the careful attention of a female bald eagle. This was created in 1986 by Miley Busiek, and it features only on the American Gold Eagle coin.
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