American Gold Eagle
Country of Origin: United States of America
Weight: 1 troy ounce (33.9 grams).
Gold Content: 1 troy ounce (31.1035 grams)
Purity: 22 karats
Thickness: 2.87 mm
The American Gold Eagle stands as an iconic symbol of the United States, representing freedom and democracy. Launched in 1986 by the U.S. Mint, the coin is composed of one troy ounce of gold. On its obverse side, you will find the classic “Liberty” design by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, a vision of Liberty in stride towards a brighter future. The reverse features a side profile eagle designed by Jennie Norris, symbolic of America’s strength and resilience.
American Gold Eagle Design:
- Obverse: Adapted from Augustus Saint-Gaudens 1907 Double Eagle, it features a full-length image of Lady Liberty holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left, with the Capitol building in the background.
- Reverse: The reverse of the coin showcases a striking bald eagle illustration crafted by Jennie Norris. This design, referred to as the Type 2 Eagle Portrait, became the standard for the series in 2021, succeeding the traditional Type 1 Family of Eagle motif.
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