1oz Gold American Eagle
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Regardless of which of the four denominations are being considered, collectors find peace of mind in their U.S. Government-backed guarantee, which states that a given Gold Eagle Coin will contain its face weight value in gold troy ounces. Legally, this gold must be sourced in the United States and combined in an alloy with copper and silver for better wear-resistance. This gold alloy uses 22 kt gold and is called “crown gold” under traditional English standards. These alloys had been absent from minting from 1834 on, up until the first Golden Eagle Coins were minted.
The design on the obverse of the coin uses an iconic American symbol: the long-haired lady liberty as envisioned by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. She holds aloft two familiar symbols of United States – a burning torch clasped in her right hand and an olive branch of peace in her left. Behind her, the stately dome of the Capitol building rises to her left. President Theodore Roosevelt first commissioned the design for placement on a $20 Saint-Gaudens coin, intended to resemble the coins of ancient Greece and Rome. The reverse of the coin features the work of a different artist, Miley Busiek, and centers around an Eagle family. The design shows a male eagle clutching an olive branch above his nest, where his protective female mate watches over their hatchlings.
Purity: 91.6% Gold | 22ct
Dimensions: 32.70mm x 2.87mm
Face Value: $50 American Dollars
Finish: Bullion Grade
Made in: United States
Date Manufactured: Various
Certified: United States Mint
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