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American Gold Eagle

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

American Gold Eagle Overview

American Gold Eagles are legal tender and an easy, convenient, and affordable way to add gold to an investment portfolio. Their $50 face value is only symbolic, as gold's market price has historically been higher and therefore, the weight of the gold in the coin is worth more than the face value. They sell most closely to gold's prevailing market price, and are America's only official investment-grade gold bullion coins.

Valued by its weight in gold, unlike commemorative or numismatic coins valued by limited mintage, rarity, condition and age, bullion coins are purchased by collectors seeking a simple and tangible means to own and invest in the gold market.

American Gold Eagle Design

The United States Mint decided to copy the design of Augustus Saint-Gaudens for the 1907 $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin for the obverse of the new American Eagle. The date appears in Roman numerals to the right of Miss Liberty for coins dated 19861991, and Arabic numerals since then.

The reverse design, by sculptor Miley Busiek, features a male eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her hatchlings, alluding to a classic American concept.


Additional information

Gold Content

1 oz. (31.1035g)

Gross Weight

1.0909 oz. (33.930g)


22-Karat (91.67% gold, 3% silver, 5.33% copper)

Coin Diameter

1.287 in. (32.70mm)

Mint Dates

1986 – present

3 reviews for American Gold Eagle

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karen Mullin

    My husband and I decided it was time to consider investing in precious metals. We started researching different company`s online and checking their credentials. We decided the best way to proceed was to test a few of the higher rated company`s we found online with a smaller minimum “test” order. What we found was somewhat surprising regarding the level of service we received. Capital Gold Group outperformed all others by a significant margin. The shipping was fast, the prices were good and we found their website to be easier to use than the others we tested. Thank you Capital Gold Group!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ryan K Florida

    It was easy to navigate Capital Gold’s menus to find the products I wanted. Their ordering policies were clear and accessible. They shipped their order quickly; as advertised. I’m very pleased with their service.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Keith Dawson NC

    Tried them out because they had slightly better prices, and was pleasantly surprised at how knowledgeable they were about ordering gold for IRAs — sometimes I feel like I’m having to teach my dealer and it was nice to have someone who knew what they were doing. Pretty much the trifecta of price, service and fast shipment. A+

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