There is no modern gold coin in the world that engenders the same high degree of trust and confidence in investors than the American Gold Eagle. Introduced in 1986 and produced by the U.S. Mint every year since, the coin is a popular choice for both its symbolic design and the fact that it is guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. In addition to a legal tender face value of 50 Dollars, each 1 oz Gold Eagle is struck from 22-karat (.917 fine) gold and contains a total of 1 troy ounce of actual gold weight (AGW).
The obverse design is a slightly modified version of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' design of Lady Liberty that dates back to 1907. Fifty stars line the outer rim, surrounding a scene of Miss Liberty triumphantly carrying a torch and an olive branch up a hill with the U.S. Capitol Building and radiant sunlight in the background. The legend "LIBERTY" is found at the top rim while the year-date "2018" is placed to the right of Lady Liberty.
The reverse design, created by Miley Busiek, depicts a family of bald eagles. The father returns to his nest carrying an olive branch while the mother cuddles with their two young eaglets. The mottoes "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "IN GOD WE TRUST" are placed on either side of the scene. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" curls along the top rim. The specifications "1 OZ. FINE GOLD~50 DOLLARS" are inscribed at the bottom rim. The edge design is reeded.
Not only is the American Gold Eagle widely recognized by bullion traders and investors all over the world, but its 22-karat gold fineness makes it more durable than many of this 24-karat gold counterparts. Each Gold Eagle coin still contains one full troy ounce of pure gold, of course. Add the 2018 1 oz American Gold Eagle to your portfolio from Gainesville Coins today!