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1 oz American Gold Eagle Coin Overview

American Gold Eagles are some of the most popular gold bullion coins in the world. American Eagles from the US Mint are part of a series that includes silver and platinum coins as well. When introduced by the United States Mint in 1986, The American Gold Eagles became the official gold bullion coins of the United States.

On the obverse side of American Gold Eagle coins is the image of Lady Liberty. It was originally created in 1907 for use on the $20 Gold Double Eagle Coin, by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as President Theodore Roosevelt favored Saint-Gaudens as the artist to design American gold coins. The reverse side of all American Gold Eagles features a depiction of a bald eagle that is unique to bullion coins.

Miley Busiek’s design depicts the theme of both protection and nurturing. Protection by the male bald eagle as he watches over the family nest. Nurturing as the female cares for the nest full of chicks.

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History of the American Gold Eagle

The American Gold Eagle has a rich history that dates back to the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985. This landmark legislation authorized the United States Mint to produce an official gold bullion coin, thereby making it legal tender. The first American Gold Eagle was minted and released into circulation in 1986. But this wasn't just another coin; it was a symbol of America's greatness, meticulously designed to compete with popular foreign coins like the Canadian Maple Leaf and the South African Krugerrand. The coin was an instant success, capturing the imagination of investors and collectors alike.

Unique Features of the American Gold Eagle

Purity and Composition

When it comes to purity, the American Gold Eagle takes a unique approach. Unlike most gold bullion coins, which boast a 99.9% purity, the American Gold Eagle is crafted with 91.67% pure gold. The remaining composition includes 3% silver and 5.33% copper. This unique blend not only enhances its wear-resistant durability but also adds a warm, rich color that distinguishes it from other gold coins. This makes it not just an investment but also a collector's item, cherished for its unique aesthetic qualities.

Design Elements

The design of the American Gold Eagle is a work of art in itself. The obverse features a "slenderized" Lady Liberty, striding forward against a backdrop of the sun's rays, holding a flaming torch in one hand and an olive branch in the other. This iconic design was inspired by the artwork featured on the twenty-dollar Saint-Gaudens’ Double Eagle, a coin often regarded as the most beautiful design in American coinage. The reverse side features a family of eagles, symbolizing unity and strength, qualities that resonate with the American spirit.

Why Invest in American Gold Eagles?

Stability and Value

In a world rife with financial uncertainties, market volatility, and geopolitical tensions, the American Gold Eagle stands as a beacon of stability. Its value transcends the mere weight of the gold it contains. It's a symbol of a nation's history, culture, and resilience. The coin's value often far exceeds its face value, making it not just a safe investment but also a potentially lucrative one.


One of the standout features that make the American Gold Eagle a versatile investment is its eligibility for inclusion in Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Despite its lower purity compared to other gold bullion coins, it's one of the few that is IRA-eligible. This opens up avenues for long-term investment, offering a secure and stable option for diversifying your retirement portfolio.

Buying and Storing American Gold Eagles

Buying from Reputable Dealers

When it comes to purchasing American Gold Eagles, it's crucial to buy from reputable dealers. OwnX stands out as a highly reputable dealer in precious metals, offering a "Buyback Guarantee" to ensure your investment is secure.

Storage Options

Storing your American Gold Eagles is another critical aspect of your investment. OwnX offers top-quality storage facilities, ensuring your precious metals are kept in the best condition possible. With OwnX, you can rest easy knowing your investment is safe and secure.

OWNx makes it simple to add precious metals like 1oz American Gold Eagle Coins to your investment strategy.