Thanks to its well-regarded design artwork and 1/10 troy oz of fine gold content, the $5 American Gold Eagle has enjoyed more than three decades of success in the international marketplace. As legal tender with a $5 face value, it is backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. This 2018 $5 American Gold Eagle is also graded MS70 by NGC, the highest grade any coin can receive! Its Early Release status means it arrived at NGC for grading within 30 days of being issued by the U.S. Mint.
On the obverse, Lady Liberty is depicted carrying a torch as brilliant rays of light illuminate the background. Fifty stars round the outer rim while the legend "LIBERTY" is placed at the top rim. The year of issue "2018" is found to the bottom right just above the monogram for the artist, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The coin has a reeded edge.
The reverse design shows a family of eagles. It was designed by Miley Busiek. The mother eagle cares for her two young in the comfort of their nest while her mate returns carrying an olive branch. The mottoes "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" are inscribed above the nest. The specifications for weight and denomination are found at the bottom rim, reading "1/10 OZ. FINE GOLD~5 DOLLARS."
Until the advent of the modern gold bullion coin, there were few options for investors to buy gold coins that offered legal tender status. Governments around the world stopped minting gold coins for an entire generation before the idea was revived after 1967 by the success of the South African Krugerrand. The American Gold Eagle carries on this legacy and is among the most popular choices in the bullion marketplace. For a beautiful gold coin that has been professionally graded, choose the 2018 $5 American Gold Eagle NGC MS70 Early Release from Gainesville Coins.