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Description

Specifications

The American Gold Eagle Coin was authorized by the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 and was first released in 1986. It is offered in 1/10, 1/4, 1/2 and 1 troy ounce increments and each coin is guaranteed by the U.S. government to contain the stated weight in pure gold. The Eagle coin is 22 carat gold and is made from 91.67% gold and 8.33% copper to make it more durable. This combination is traditionally referred to as "crown gold" and was used by the British Crown for centuries to make coins last longer, while still containing the requisite amount of gold. The total weight of this coin is 0.2727 troy ounces and this allows the coin to still have 1/4 oz of gold, even though it is not 999 or 9999 pure gold.

The obverse of the coin features a full-length rendition of the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Lady Liberty with flowing hair, an olive branch in her left hand and a torch in her right hand. The Capitol building is in the background. Lady Liberty is encircled by a rising sun and 50 stars. The words "LIBERTY" and the year are also on the face of the coin.

The reverse of the coin was designed by Miley Busiek and features a flying male eagle, also with an olive branch, and a female eagle and her hatchlings in her nest. The words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" are featured prominently and the phrases "E pluribus unum" and "In God We Trust" are on either side and the bottom contains the weight, purity and face value, in this case "1/4 oz Fine Gold - 10 Dollars".

This coin has become a staple in the bullion world and is practically synonymous with reliability, having become one of the most recognized gold bullion coins in the world.

Note that from 1986 until 1991 the US Mint used Roman numerals for the year as well as for a couple special edition versions. In 1992 they began to use normal digits for the year.

These coins are discounted as they may be tarnished, scratched, or visibly handled.

Highlights

  • Ships individually in a plastic sleeve
  • Consisting of 1/4 oz of 9167 Fine Gold
  • Observe: Features a design of Lady Liberty which varies depending on the year of release
  • Reverse: Features the design of an eagle which varies depending on the year of release

Established in 1792 as the first national mint in the United States, the United States Mint is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury responsible for official legal tender coinage production. The United States Mint has a mission to serve Americans as the sole manufacturer and distributor of circulating currency coins. The U.S. mint also produces commemorative coins for collectors, silver and gold bullion coins for investors (such as the popular Eagle and Buffalo series), as well as Congressional Medals.

This is a random year item - metal weight and purity are guaranteed but exact design and condition may vary and are subject to availability. You may receive any variation of year and design from 1986 to the present. Each issue maintains a similar, but not always identical, design on both the obverse and reverse.

4766
Lightly Used
9167
United States
U.S. Mint
USD 10
Miley Busiek (obverse), Rendition of Augustus Saint-Gaudens Lady Liberty (reverse)
Rendition of Augustus Saint-Gaudens Lady Liberty, and the word "LIBERTY" and the year.
A male eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a nest containing a female eagle and hatchlings and the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1/4 oz. Fine Gold 10 Dollars" and the phrases "e pluribus unum" and "In God We Trust".
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