American Eagle Bullion Coins: 30th Anniversary

Authorized by the Gold Bullion Coin Act and the Liberty Coin Act, both of 1985, the American Eagle Bullion Coin program has become a popular option for investors and collectors alike. The first coins of the series appeared in 1986 and quickly became must-haves amongst the coin collecting community.

The Silver and Gold American Eagles are guaranteed by the United States Government for their weight and purity and their metal, as part of the legislation, is specifically mined within the United States or its territories. Part of the added appeal of owning the coins, other than their precious metal content, is the fact that both variations of the coin feature an iconic numismatic design from American’s minting past.

2016 1 Oz. Silver American Eagle

2016 1 Oz. Gold American Eagle

2016 Silver and Gold American Eagles celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the program, and are set to become must-have items for collectors or investors.

Gold American Eagles

Featured on the obverse of each Gold American Eagle is the Augustus Saint Gaudens liberty design which was minted on the Double Eagle from 1907 until 1933. Available in a variety of weights, the one-ounce, half-ounce, quarter-ounce, and tenth-ounce; each 22-karat gold coin showcases the original design in stunning detail.

goldThe front of the American Gold Eagle shows Lady Liberty in the foreground of the capital, illuminating the way in front of her with a torch and holding an olive branch. On the Reverse of the coin, a modern design showing a male bald eagle presenting a female and her hatchling with an olive branch is shows, along with the inscriptions denoting weight and purity.

Originally design by the famed artist to be featured in Ultra-High Relief, the design was altered several times, posthumously, to achieve a clear and detailed relief when minting. Today, with the advancements in our countries minting capabilities, the original design is rendered in complete and remarkable detail.

2016 30th Anniversary PCGS Gold American Eagles

Silver American Eagles

Originally minted on the Half Dollar from 1916 until 1947, the Adolph A. Weinman design is featured on the Silver American Eagles. Comprised of one full ounce of pure .999 Fine Silver, each coin features the original design like never before, showing the full figure of Lady Liberty with detail only achievable because of modern advancements.

silverShown on the front of the Silver American Eagles is the Walking Liberty design, showing a full figured Liberty walking leftward towards while holding an olive branch; and a billowing American flag wrapped around her figure. On the back of the coin is a classic heraldic eagle design and the inscriptions denoting weight and purity.

As of the writing of this article, only the bullion version of the American Eagles have been minted, and they are fast becoming available in graded forms as well as bullion. Proof coins will be available mid-March and are sure to perform well if the gold market holds up; and it is as of today the spot price of gold is at a 30 day high.

2016 Silver American Eagle – PCGS MS70

If you’d like to learn more about the American Eagle Bullion Coin program, or would like to add some of these coins to your collection or investment: please contact a GMRgold representative at 1-877-795-9585 today!