American Gold Eagle

American Gold Eagle

The Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 authorized the United States Mint to issue one-tenth, one-quarter, one-half, and one ounce gold bullion coins. The law required the gold to come from American sources. The American Gold Eagle coins were first issued in 1986. The obverse of the American Gold Eagles is a modified version of the Augustus Saint-Gauden's design for the $20 gold piece. The reverse features a "family of eagles" design by Miley Busiek.

Year: 1986-Present Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Description: Modified design of Saint Gauden's U.S. $20 Gold Coin Design, "Standing Liberty".


Reverse Designer: Mrs. Miley Frances Busiek

Description: "Family of Eagles" motif, symbolizing family tradition and unity.


Coin Size: 1oz.

Face Falue: $50

Gold Content: 1 oz. 31.1035g


Coin Size: 1/2-oz.

Face Value: $25

Gold Content: 0.5000 oz. 15.5517g


Coin Size: 1/4-oz.

Face Value: $10

Gold Content: 0.2500 oz. 7.7759g


Coin Size 1/10-oz.

Face Value: $5

Gold Content 0.1000 oz. 3.1103g

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