Thanks to its government-issued status and its arresting design, the Gold American Eagle is one of the most popular ways to add gold to one's investment portfolio. Struck from .917 fine gold (or 22 karats), each of these beautiful coins contains one-quarter (0.25) troy ounce of actual gold weight (AGW) and a total weight of .2727 troy oz. It is designated with a legal tender face value of 10 Dollars. The 1/4 oz size gives investors and traders the opportunity to own a beautiful gold coin without breaking their budget, and comes with the added assurance that its gold content is backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.
The obverse design is an adaptation of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' famous depiction of Lady Liberty, which was originally used for $20 gold "double eagle" coins around the turn of the 20th century. Miss Liberty is shown striding forward, radiant light behind her, as she holds a torch in one hand and an olive branch in the other. The U.S. Capitol can be seen in the bottom-left corner. Fifty stars runs along the outer rim, while the legend "LIBERTY" is placed at the top rim above Miss Liberty. The year-date "2015" is inscribed to her right.
On the reverse, a touching family scene of bald eagles is shown. The father eagle returns to the nest with a small branch, while the mother eagle can be seen cuddling with her young in the nest. "E PLURIBUS UNUM" is inscribed to the left of the nest, while "IN GOD WE TRUST" appears to the right. The country of issue, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," curls along the top rim. Inscriptions along the bottom rim indicate the coin's composition and denomination, reading, "1/4 OZ. FINE GOLD~10 DOLLARS."
Gold Eagle coins are bought and sold all over the world, as gold is recognized as a valuable asset in every corner of the globe. These coins not only offer a tangible investment in gold bullion, but are a fitting representation of American values and culture. Get your own 2015 1/4 oz American Gold Eagle from Gainesville Coins!
|Actual Metal Weight:||0.25 ozt|
|Face Value:||10 Dollars|
|Mint:||United States Mint|
|Obverse Designer:||Augustus Saint-Gaudens|
|Reverse Designer:||Miley Busiek|