The smallest coin in the American Gold Eagle series is the 1/10 oz coin, available both in bullion and proof versions. Though it is the diminutive release in the collection, in an era of rising gold prices it has become the top choice among those buying gold for the first time or those who prefer diversity in their portfolio over purchases of larger 1 oz coins. Right now, 2018 1/10 oz American Gold Eagle Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in an individual protective plastic flip or mint tubes of 50 coins!
- 33rd year the American Gold Eagle bullion coins has been struck!
- Contains 1/10 Troy oz of actual gold content in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $5 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Obverse features Lady Liberty’s figure as she strides forward from Washington D.C.
- Reverse depicts a family of bald eagles created in 1986 by Miley Busiek.
Each 2018 1/10 oz American Gold Eagle Coin listed with JM Bullion is in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, but are not perfect coins either. There is the potential for minor flaws resulting from the coining process that includes breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
The 1/10 oz American Gold Eagle coin quickly became a popular 2nd option to the 1 oz gold weight. The 1/10 oz coin routinely has a mintage close to or above the 1 oz coin, and in fact holds the highest single-weight mintage figure in the Gold Eagle’s history at 2.75 million coins for the 1999 release.
Recent years have seen the 1 oz and 1/10 oz coins bounce back and forth in the hearts of investors. From 2009 to 2013, the 1 oz coin outsold the 1/10 oz coin, but since 2014 the mintage of 1/10 oz coins has exceeded that of the 1 oz coin.
On the obverse of the 1/10 oz American Gold Eagles you’ll find the image of Lady Liberty. Created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, she is featured striding forth from the national capital with her torch held high in her right hand as a guiding light for the nation.
The reverse of all American Gold Eagle coins includes a depiction of the bald eagle. In this design from Miley Busiek, created in 1986 exclusively for the Gold Eagle Series, one eagle returns to a nest full of hatchlings with an olive branch. There, the other adult eagle keeps a watchful eye on the young eagles.
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