American Eagle Gold Coins

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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Almost since its first minting in 1986, the American eagle gold coin became one of the world's leading bullion investment coins. These coins are highly sought after by both collectors and gold investors alike. Each coin depicts Lady Liberty striding, while the reverse depicts a nest of American eagles representing American family traditions and values.

Like the Canadian maple leaf gold coin which is made only of gold mined in Canada, the American eagle coins are made, by law, exclusively from gold mined in the United States. The coins are 22 Karat gold, with the total weight of the coin stamped on its reverse. Because the coins are minted for circulation, they include other metals such as silver and copper which protect the gold's finish and hardens the gold.

Investing in American Eagle Gold Coins Online

Though these coins are legal tender coins of the United States, you cannot buy them directly from any US mint. They are, however, widely available for sale at some banks and through major coin dealers, including dealers online. The coins are fully backed by the United States government for weight, content, and purity. They were minted in four sizes, from 1/10 to 1 ounce.

When you're purchasing these coins, you will rarely get them for the face value. They are generally sold at gold's prevailing market price with a small premium added to cover distribution costs. When you're searching for coins to buy online, check out several websites to find the best overall prices. If you're investing a substantial amount of money in these coins, you will want to look into where and how you will store your American eagle gold coins.

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