American Eagle Gold Proof (1986 – Present)

American Eagle Gold Proof (1986 - Present)

American Eagle Gold Proof (1986 – Present)


About This Coin:
American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are similar collector coins to the official United States Mint bullion coins and are available in several sizes – 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz sizes. The American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are minted in a limited number. They are struck at the United States Mint at West Point bearing the “W” mint mark.The American Eagle was first introduced in 1986 and is the leading gold bullion coin among investors around the world. The United States mint copied the design of the $20 Saint Gaudens gold coin for the obverse (front) of the American Eagle; featuring Lady Liberty holding a staff and olive branch as she walks from the sun with the word ‘LIBERTY’ arcing above her. To the right of Miss Liberty is the date. It appeared in Roman Numbers from 1986 to 1991 and has appeared in Arabic Numerals ever since. The reverse (back) of the coin was designed by Miley Busiek and features a bald eagle swooping into a nest holding its family.

All American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are legal tender and contain 91.67 percent (22-karat) gold. The gold weight and diameter will vary with each coin denomination.

American Eagles are among the most commonly traded gold bullion coins on the market, which also gives them a unique advantage over other gold bullion coins. They can be easily bought and sold almost anywhere in the world because the United States government guarantees their gold content, weight, and purity.

Coin Attributes
Face Denomination: $50, $25, $10, $5
Coin Size: 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz
Gross Weight: 33.930 g, 16.965 g, 8.483 g, 3.393 g
Diameter: 32.70 mm, 27.0 mm, 22.0 mm, 16.50 mm
Actual Gold Content: 31.1035 g, 15.517 g, 7.7759 g, 3.1103 g
Composition: 91.67% gold, 3% silver, 5.33% copper (22k)
Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens (obverse); Miley Busiek (reverse)
Years Minted: 1986 – Present
U.S. Mint Branches: West Point