In 1986 the U.S. Mint introduced to investors the American Gold Eagle coins with a purity of .9176 percent. The coin’s original obverse features the full-length figure of Lady Liberty complete with flowing hair and holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left, designed by Augustus Saint-Gauden. The reverse of this coin was created by Miley Busiek Frost, who incorporated a male eagle carrying an olive branch while flying above a nest containing hatchlings and their mother, entitled the “Family of Eagles”.
In 2021 United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program designer Jennie Norris created the redesign for the reverse of these coins. This new design is referred to as “Eagle Portrait” and portrays an eagle bust. The American Gold Eagle is offered in 4 sizes, 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz, making it popular amongst collectors seeking to add Gold Eagles to their collections.
- .9167 Gold
- Shipped in protective packaging
When purchasing coins in their Original Government Packaging, there are a few things you should be aware of. Due to the age of these items, many of them will have some natural toning or hazing on at least some of the coins. We are always sure to store these items in the proper manner to prevent this from happening however, most of these items have had multiple owners before they made it to us. Some toning and hazing should be expected when you purchase these items as well as some reasonable wear to the exterior packaging and box.
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