Since its debut in 1986, the American Gold Eagle has remained one of the most trusted and durable gold bullion coins available on the market. It is struck from .917 fine gold, bears a legal tender face value of $50, and contains a total of 1 troy ounce of gold by weight. For collectors, this 2018 American Gold Eagle NGC MS69 Early Release offers the exceptional grade of MS69, certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). As an Early Release, it was received for grading within 30 days of being issued by the U.S. Mint.
A modified version of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens's classic 1907 design is used for the obverse. Lady Liberty carries a torch toward the observer and holds an oak bough in her other arm. The legend "LIBERTY" is found at the top rim centered above Lady Liberty's head. The U.S. Capitol building is visible far in the background while radiant light emits from the horizon. The outer rim is filled with fifty stars while the year of issue "2018" is found to the right of Miss Liberty. The edge is reeded.
The reverse, created by artist Miley Busiek, depicts a family of eagles. The father eagle returns to the nest carrying an olive branch while the mother eagle and her two young are sitting in the nest. The scene is flanked by the mottoes "E PLURIBUS UNUM" to the left and "IN GOD WE TRUST" to the right. The top portion of the rim has the inscription "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" while the weight and denomination are found at the bottom rim: "1 OZ. FINE GOLD~50 DOLLARS."
The savvy collector knows that there is a premium for coins graded by a major third-party grading service like NGC. That's why this 2018 $50 1 oz American Gold Eagle NGC MS69 (Early Release) is such a desirable coin for those collectors and investors interested in gold coins. Check out the wide variety of Gold Eagles offered by Gainesville Coins.