American Eagles

American Eagles

 

American Platinum Eagle

 

The American Eagle was issued following the signing of the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 by then President Reagan. In response to the sanctions imposed against apartheid South Africa, and the resulting decline in sales of the popular gold Krugerrand, the Gold Bullion Coin Act legislation gave the U.S. an opportunity to create a bullion coin of their own as a replacement.

 

 

The American Eagle would be the first gold coin issued by the U.S. in 50 years. Released by the United States Mint in 1986, the act also stipulated that all coins be minted from newly mined domestic sources of gold.

American Gold Eagle

The image on the coin’s obverse would be the design of one the most distinguished American sculptors and monument builders of his time, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Saint-Gaudens is also notable for his design of the $10 “Indian Head” Gold Eagles. The family of eagles in a nest of olive branches on the coin’s reverse was designed in 1986 by American sculptor Miley Tucker-Frost.

 

Since its introduction in 1986, an American Eagle coin has been issued for every subsequent year. The coin has become one of the most popular sovereign coins for collectors and investors. Mint State Gold has proudly assisted Collect and Investors alike for decades as we have been one of the world’s largest market makers in American Eagles.

 

Based on our research and client experiences at Mint State Gold by Stuppler, this is what you may expect when you purchase an American Eagle:

American Silver Eagle

  • A coin of high liquidity – among the best on the market – and reliably easy to trade
  • A choice of coins in all four precious metals
  • A choice of different strike types (Business, Proof, and Burnished)
  • American Eagle gold coins are currently minted at the West Point Mint in West Point, New York
  • A coin recognized as legal tender – though the coin’s intrinsic value will always be greater than its face value
  • A guarantee by the U.S. government that each coin includes the amount of actual gold weight, in Troy ounces, on the back of the coin
  • The 1907 design created by American sculptor August Saint Gaudens on the coin’s obverse from the original Saint-Gaudens $20 coin
  • American Platinum EagleOn the reverse, a stunning design of a proud eagle by the US Mint’s Chief Engraver, John M. Mercanti
  • Coins available in 1/10 of an ounce, 1/4 of an ounce, 1/2 of an ounce, and 1 ounce denominations
  • A coin that generally sells at higher premiums than bars or rounds
  • A coin that continues to be popular year after year
  • Available as Bullion, Bullion Plus, and Investment grade

 

 

At Mint State Gold by Stuppler we find that The American Eagle is ideal for modern collectors and investors building sets or just adding to their bullion holdings of precious metals. It is also IRA Eligible and give clients an excellent option to help diversify their retirement holdings

American Gold Eagle

American Silver Eagle

 

 

Gold and Silver Eagle Specifications

 

Metal(s) Produced Gold Gold Gold Gold Silver
Purity 22 Karats 22 Karats 22 Karats 22 Karats 99.9%
Year(s) Minted 1986 to Present 1986 to Present 1986 to Present 1986 to Present 1986 to Present
Where Minted West Point West Point West Point West Point West Point/San Francisco
Composition 1oz Gold, 0.032oz Silver, 0.058oz Copper 0.5oz Gold, 0.016oz Silver, 0.029oz Copper 0.25oz Gold, 0.008oz Silver, 0.014oz Copper 0.1oz Gold, 0.0032oz Silver, 0.0058oz Copper 1oz Silver
Total Weight 1.09 troy oz 0.55 troy oz 0.27 troy oz 0.109 troy oz 1 troy oz
Denomination $50 $25 $10 $5 $1
Thickness 2.87 mm 2.24 mm 1.83 mm 1.19 mm 2.98 mm
Diameter 32.7 mm 27 mm 22 mm 16.5 mm 40.6 mm
Strike Type(s) Business/ Proof/ Burnished Business/ Proof/ Burnished Business/ Proof/ Burnished Business/ Proof/ Burnished Business/ Proof/ Burnished

 

 

 

Platinum and Palladium Eagle Specifications

 

 

Metal(s) Produced Platinum Platinum Platinum Platinum Palladium
Purity 99.95% 99.95% 99.95% 99.95% 99.95%
Year(s) Minted 1997 to Present 1997 to 2008 1997 to 2008 1997 to 2008 2017 to Present
Where Minted West Point/Philadelphia West Point/Philadelphia West Point/Philadelphia West Point/Philadelphia Philadelphia
Composition 1oz Platinum 1/2oz Platinum 1/4oz Platinum 1/10oz Platinum 1oz Palladium
Total Weight 1 troy oz 1/2 troy oz 1/4 troy oz 1/10 troy oz 1 troy oz
Denomination $100 $50 $25 $10 $25
Thickness 2.5 mm 1.75 mm 1.32 mm 0.94 mm 2.5 mm
Diameter 32.7 mm 27 mm 22 mm 16.5 mm 34.1
Strike Type(s) Business/ Proof/ Burnished Business/ Proof/ Burnished Business/ Proof/ Burnished Business/ Proof/ Burnished Business/ Proof

 

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