1oz. American Eagle Gold 
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On July 9th, of 1985, the United States Congress passed the Liberty Coin Act, the law authorized the U.S. Mint to start producing the American Eagle bullion coins.

First minted in 1986, the American Eagle Gold bullion coin contains its full stated weight in 22 Karat Gold, which by law, must be mined from sources inside the United States.




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Obverse

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The obverse side of the 1 oz. American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin is based on world-renowned American sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ design for the prized 1907 $20 gold coin.

The design depicts Lady Liberty, standing proudly with flowing, windblown hair.

She is holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left.

The Capitol building is found to the lower right of Lady Liberty, in the background (narrated in the first person point of view).

"LIBERTY" is inscribed along the top of the gold coin.

The Year of Issue for the gold bullion coin can be found to the left of Lady Liberty.

The Edge of the coin is Reeded.

Note: From 1986 - 1991, American Eagle Gold coin had the Year of Issue stated in Roman Numerals. From 1992 to present, the year of issue has been numerical.








Reverse

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Symbolizing American tradition and unity the reverse side of the gold bullion coin depicts a family of eagles, designed by Miley Busiek (now Miley Frost)

Across the top of the 1 oz. Gold bullion coin is the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."

Found along the bottom of the gold eagle bullion coin, is its Weight, Purity and Face Value, "1 OZ. FINE GOLD~50 DOLLARS."

Also, the reverse side displays "E PLURIBUS UNUM" at the right of the family of eagles and to the left "IN GOD WE TRUST" is inscribed.

Underneath the nesting family of eagles are the initials "MB" which are the initial's of Miley Busiek and on the right, and on the left are those of "JW" the original engraver of the coin.

Note: American Eagle bullion coins do not have a Mint Mark.  Only the Collector's Proof and Collector's Un-Circulated Versions of the American Gold Eagle have a mint mark on the reverse side.

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1 oz. American Eagle Gold
Coin Information




Introduction:......1986

IRA Approved:.....Yes

Grade:................Uncirculated

Face Value:........$50 US

Karat:................22 Karat

Total Weight:......1.0909 troy oz. / (33.931 grams)

Composition:......91.67% Gold, 3.0% Silver, Balance Copper

Diameter:...........1.287 inches / (32.70mm)

Thickness:..........0.113 inch / (2.87mm)

Designers: .........Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Miley Busiek

Mint Mark:..........No

Minted...............West Point

Edge:.................Reeded












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Mintage Figures




Year             Year Dated Coin

                            Mintage                             Annual Sales


1986..............1,362,650..........................1,312,500


1987..............1,045,500..........................1,028,500


1988.................465,500............................494,000


1989.................415,790............................426,000


1990.................373,210............................405,000


1991.................243,100............................204,000


1992.................275,000............................326,000


1993.................480,192............................439,000


1994.................221,663............................243,500


1995.................200,636............................226,000


1996.................189,148............................194,500


1997.................664,508............................661,500


1998..............1,468,530..........................1,518,500


1999..............1,505,026..........................1,511,000


2000.................433,319..............................94,000


2001.................143,605.............................245,000


2002.................222,029.............................239,500


2003.................416,032.............................405,500


2004.................417,019.............................437,000


2005.................356,555.............................351,500


2006.................237,510.............................201,500


2007.................140,016.............................147,500


2008.................710,000.............................794,000


2009..............1,493,000...........................1,315,500


2010..............1,125,000...........................1,143,000


2011.................857,000.............................910,000


2012.................675,000.............................667,000


2013.................758,500.............................743,500


2014.................425,000.............................415,500


2015................*to be announced................626,500 


2016................*to be announced................817,500


2017................*to be announced..............129,000 as of 05/07/2017


*Official "Year Dated" Mintage Figures have not been released


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