There is no gold coin from the United States Mint more popular and sought after on an annual basis than the American Gold Eagle. The nation’s official gold bullion coin, it comes in sizes ranging from 1/10 oz to 1 oz, and versions include the bullion, proof, and burnished releases. The 2017 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coin is available to purchase from JM Bullion.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic flip, mint tube of 20 coins, or Monster Box containing 500 coins.
- 31st release of American Gold Eagle coins.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of actual gold content in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States.
- Family of nesting eagles graces the reverse.
- Lady Liberty dominates the obverse.
Each 2017 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coin listed here is in BU condition. Coins in BU condition have no signs of wear and tear on the surface areas, however you may notice minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks stemming from the striking process during production.
The American Gold Eagle coin debuted from the United States Mint in 1986. The coins were originally available in all four weights in bullion, and just the 1 oz weight in proof. Fractional-weight coins debuted in proof in 1987 and 1988, with the burnished version introduced in all four weights in 2006 on the 20th anniversary of the series.
On the obverse of the 2017 1 oz American Gold Eagle is Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ image of Liberty. Created in 1907, it was originally used on the $20 Gold Double Eagle through 1933. The final issue of those coins have become so rare, that one recently sold for nearly $9 million.
The reverse of the American Gold Eagle bears a design of the American bald eagle from sculptor and artist Miley Busiek. Her creation includes a male bald eagle flying over the nest, where a group of hatchlings rests under the attentive eye of a female eagle.
All American Gold Eagle coins are currently produced by the West Point Mint. One of the four US Mint facilities, the West Point Mint handles not only production of the American Gold Eagle, but also its popular American Silver Eagle counterpart.
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