Buy this beautiful proof American Eagle gold coin, graded as a near perfect PF-69 by NGC. Graded and slabbed, priced only slightly higher than a bullion AGE!
The American Gold Eagle Coin was authorized by the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 and was first released in 1986. The Eagle coin is 22 carat gold and is made from 91.67% gold and 8.33% copper to make it more durable. This combination is traditionally referred to as "crown gold" and was used by the British Crown for centuries to make coins last longer, while still containing the requisite amount of gold. The total weight of this coin is 0.5454 troy ounces and this allows the coin to still have 1/2 oz of gold, even though it is not 999 or 9999 pure gold.
The obverse of the coin features a full-length rendition of the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Lady Liberty with flowing hair, an olive branch in her left hand and a torch in her right hand. The Capitol building is in the background. Lady Liberty is encircled by a rising sun and 50 stars. The words "LIBERTY" and "2006" are also on the face of the coin.
|Rendition of Augustus Saint-Gaudens Lady Liberty, and the words "LIBERTY 2006"|
|A male eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a nest containing a female eagle and hatchlings and the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1/2 oz. Fine Gold 25 Dollars" and the phrases "e pluribus unum" and "In God We Trust".|