2018 American Gold Eagle Coins Shipping in January 2018 – Available for Pre-Order Now
The U.S. Mint is preparing to release the 2018 version of the best-selling gold bullion coin in the world, the American Gold Eagle. BGASC.com is now taking pre-orders for this highly coveted gold coin. The American Gold Eagle is popular with investors and collectors alike due to the purity of its metal content and the beauty of the design. American Gold Eagle coins are minted in 1/10, 1/4, 1/2 and 1 ounce sizes and are available now for pre-order for shipment on January 22, 2018.
The American Gold Eagle
The American Gold Eagle series was first introduced in 1986, and has been minted annually since then in one ounce, one half ounce, one quarter ounce and one tenth ounce denominations. Over 18 million one ounce American Gold Eagle and 22 million 1/10 ounce American Eagle coins have been sold.
The American Gold Eagle coin features a bold lady liberty on the obverse. Those familiar with the U.S. Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coins (1907-1933) will recognize lady liberty holding a torch aloft in her right hand and an olive branch in her left as substantially the same as appears on that coin. Also on the obverse are the date and the words “Liberty”. The dates of the 1986-1991 American Gold Eagles are inscribed in Roman numerals. From 1992 on the dates are in Arabic numerals.
On the back of American Gold Eagle coins is a depiction of a bald eagle flying towards its nest where a baby eagle awaits with the words “United States of America” “e pluribus unum” and “In God We Trust”. On the one ounce gold eagle the words “1 Oz. Fine Gold” and “50 Dollars” also appear. American gold eagle coins are minted at the United States Philadelphia and West Point mints. The mint mark for West Point (W) appears on the obverse underneath the date.
The American Gold Eagle features a recycled design of Augustus Saint-Gaudens that was first used on the Saint-Gaudens twenty dollar gold piece (1907-1933). His initials can be found on the hem of lady liberty’s gown. The reverse was designed by Miley Busiek whose initials can be found on the reverse.
American Gold Eagles are 22K gold and are composed of .9167 gold, .0533 copper and .03 silver.
The American Gold Eagle is legal tender. The one ounce coin has a face value of fifty United States Dollars, the 1/2 ounce coin has a face value of twenty-five dollars, the 1/4 ounce coin a face value of ten dollars and the 1/10 ounce coin, a face value of five dollars. American Gold Eagle coins come in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and are available for sale individually or in rolls of twenty coins.
The One Ounce American Gold Eagle Coin
The One Half Ounce American Gold Eagle Coin
The One Quarter Ounce American Gold Eagle Coin
The One Tenth Ounce American Gold Eagle Coin
All American Gold Eagle coins are IRA eligible.
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was found by an Act of Congress in 1792. The first coin minted by the U.S. Mint was the half disme. Since 1792, the United States Mint has produced half cents, cents, two cent pieces, three cent pieces, nickels, half dimes, twenty cent pieces, quarter dollars, half dollars and dollars. The United States Mint produces all the coins of general circulation for the nation and also mints American Gold and Silver Eagle bullion coins, American Gold Buffalo bullion coins, America the Beautiful Silver bullion coins as well as a variety of commemorative coins and mint sets.
This article by BGASC is not, and should not be regarded as, investment advice or as a recommendation regarding any particular course of action.