Collectors of modern bullion coins can choose from a number of different options from around the globe, but the American Gold Eagle still stands out from the rest of the crowd. It differs from most competitors by using 22-karat (.917 fine) gold, but still contains 1 troy ounce of pure gold by weight. The 2018 $50 American Gold Eagle 1 oz NGC MS70 Early Releases has also been certified MS70 by NGC, the highest possible grade! The Early Releases designation indicates the coin was received for grading within 30 days of being issued.
The obverse bears the unmistakable design of Lady Liberty created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907. She carries a torch high in one arm and an oak branch in her other arm. The legend "LIBERTY" is inscribed above her head while 50 stars line the outer rim. The year of issue "2018" is found to the right. The coin uses a reeded edge design.
On the reverse, a family of bald eagles is depicted at their nest. The mother eagle keeps her two eaglets close in the nest while the father eagle returns with an olive branch in his talons. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" denotes the issuing nation at the top rim. The mottoes "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" are placed near the middle of the design. At the bottom rim, inscriptions for the weight and denomination read "1 OZ. FINE GOLD~50 DOLLARS."
The Gold Eagle's inspired design and sturdy alloy of 91.7% gold make it a perfect trade coin. It facilitates commercial exchange, encourages investment, and helps spread American ideals around the world. For a pristine example of this popular gold coin, pick up the 2018 $50 1 oz American Gold Eagle graded MS70 Early Releases by NGC from Gainesville Coins today.