History of Popular Coins

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  1. American Eagle Series

    American Eagle Series

    The American Gold Eagle is one of the official bullion coins of the United States. American Gold Eagles are produced in four denominations: the $50 Gold Eagle (containing 1 ounce of gold), the $25 Gold Eagle (containing 1/2 ounce of gold), the $10 Gold Eagle (containing 1/4 ounce of gold) and the $5 Gold Eagle (containing 1/10 ounce of gold). The legal tender noted on the face is what defines them as coins, and any bullion product without this face value cannot be referred to as a coin.

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  2. American Buffalo Gold

    American Buffalo Gold

    In order to compete for the first time with other 24K gold coins in the market, the U.S. Government ordered the creation of the American Buffalo Gold Coin for public use. Gold Buffalo coins are the purest form of gold you can buy in United States coinage due to their 99.9% gold purity.

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  3. Saint Gaudens

    Saint Gaudens

    The extraordinary quality and beauty of the Saint Gaudens $20 Gold Double Eagle has made it one of the most popular coins among investors and collectors alike. Indeed, many experts say that it stands above the rest as the single most magnificent coin in U.S. history. Augustus Saint-Gaudens was a towering figure in the world of American fine arts. His brilliance and renown brought him to the attention of President Theodore Roosevelt, who wanted to beautify American coinage and compete on the international market with other in-demand world coins.

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  4. The Morgan Dollar

    The Morgan Dollar

    The Morgan Dollar is a Silver United States $1 coin. Silver Morgan Dollars were minted from 1878 - 1904 and then again for one more year in 1921. The Morgan Dollar is named after its designer, George T. Morgan, who designed the obverse and reverse of the coin. Morgan Silver Dollars are one of the most popular coins to collect. They are relatively well known, attractive, common enough in some varieties to provide an ample supply, and have an active market for beginners. There are also enough rare high-grade Morgans to provide the tremendous challenges and thrills that can appeal to avid collectors.

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  5. The Indian Head Series

    The Indian Head Series

    Sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt was hand-selected by President Theodore Roosevelt to design the $2.50, $5.00 and $10 Indian Head Gold coins. Pratt was mentored by the world renowned sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, designer of the famous Saint Gaudens Gold Coin. Many believed that it was time to entrust the design of these two gold coins to a younger, more contemporary artist, and Pratt’s subsequent design proved to be highly popular.

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  6. The Gold Krugerrand

    The Gold Krugerrand

    The Gold Krugerrand is a South African gold coin, Krugerrands have been legal tender worldwide since the first coin was struck in 1967. Once the most widely held and actively traded bullion coin in the world, the Krugerrand remains a simple way for investors worldwide to own gold. Athough Krugerrands are considered legal tender, there is no record of their face value on either side of the coin, an extremely rare phenomenon among bullion coins. Instead, its legal tender value is the bullion value of its gold at the current market price. Worldwide, the Krugerrand is still one of the most sought-after bullion coins among investors who wish to add gold bullion to their portfolio.

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  7. French Rooster Gold

    French Rooster Gold

    The French Rooster Gold coin was reportedly first minted in 1901, and the release of this coin continued until 1914, the start of World War I. However, there are actually some coins that exist dating from 1899. Today, this gold coin is considered one of the most beautifully designed coins in history.

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  8. French Napoleon Gold

    French Napoleon Gold

    French Gold coins were minted (at various times) in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 40, 50 and 100 francs. The 20 Franc coin is the most popular and coveted of the series, with 90% gold. Issued during the reign of Napoleon I, it features his portrait on the obverse. The denomination continued through the 19th century, while later French gold coins in the same denomination are referred to as “Napoleons”.

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  9. Canadian Maple Leafs

    Canadian Maple Leafs

    The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is the official gold bullion coin of Canada. The brainchild of Royal Canadian Mint Master Engraver Walter Ott, it was introduced in 1979, during one of the wildest years in gold trading of the 20th Century. The coins have legal tender status in Canada for the face values of these coins ($1, $5, $10, $20 and $50) which is subject to the Canadian Currency Act in association with the Royal Canadian Mint Act. Their weight, content and purity are guaranteed by the Canadian government, and their value is traced to the current price of gold, which far exceeds their stated denomination.

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  10. History of the British Sovereign

    History of the British Sovereign

    One of the most famous gold coin series around the world is the British Gold Sovereign. The first coins in this series were minted in 1489 by King Henry VII of England. They had a nominal value of one pound sterling (20 shillings), but their primary use was as official bullion, so there is no marked face value on the coins. This characteristic makes the British Gold Sovereign a much sought-after coin by both investors and collectors alike.

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