The 2023 American Gold and Silver Eagles Have Landed!
Every year, collectors around the world anticipate the day they can add the newest year Gold and Silver American Eagles to their collections. For you, that day is today!
President Reagan Cleared the Way for the World’s Most Popular Gold and Silver Coins
President Ronald Reagan changed the way Americans invest in precious metals forever with his signing of two bills, the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 and the Liberty Coin Act in 1985. The President viewed these measures as a way to give Americans an opportunity to own gold and silver without turning to foreign markets. Since that time, American Eagles have become among the most popular gold and silver coins on the planet! Their beautiful, iconic designs inspire collectors, and they’re U.S. Government-guaranteed weight and fineness instills confidence in investors.
American Coins, Minted from U.S. Gold and Silver
A big part of the reason for the popularity of American Eagles comes from the fact that both coins are required to be minted from gold and silver mined right here in the U.S. by law. These are truly American coins. Most of the gold and silver mined in the U.S. comes from Alaska, Nevada, Colorado and Idaho.
Uniquely American Designs, Then and Now
Another reason these coins are so popular is their beautiful, uniquely American designs, combining the old and the new. Both Gold and Silver Eagles kept the same designs they were introduced in 1986—known as the Type 1 (T1) designs—until midway through 2021, when each received a new reverse design in honor of their 35-year anniversaries. Those designs were known as the Type 2 (T2) designs, combining the new reverse designs with updated obverse designs that made full use of modern technology to portray the original artists’ vision as intended.
Specifically—The 2023 American Gold Eagle Design
The original T1 reverse of the American Gold Eagle, depicting a family of bald eagles as designed by American sculptor Miley Tucker-Frost, changed in 2021 to the T2 reverse created by artist Jennie Norris, showing a close-cropped profile of a regal bald eagle with a strong, curved beak, thick plumage, and an intense gaze. The obverse features a modified version of American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ classic design for the $20 Double Eagle gold piece, originally commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt and minted from 1907 to 1933. That design features a stunning image of Lady Liberty marching confidently forward, holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left hand.
Specifically—The 2023 American Silver Eagle Design
The original T1 reverse on the Silver Eagle featuring the Heraldic Eagle design created by the 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint John Mercanti changed in 2021 to the T2 Eagle Landing reverse design created by artist Emily Damstra. That design portrays an eagle about to land from a flight, grasping an oak branch between its claws. Damstra’s design was engraved by recently retired U.S. Mint artist Michael Gaudioso, a classically trained sculptor, designer and painter. The obverse features a modified version of the classic Adolph A. Weinman “Walking Liberty” image as seen on the Silver Half Dollar from 1916-1947 which—as with the Gold Eagle’s obverse design—is now more closely aligned with the Weinman’s original intent.
Struck in One-Ounce of 91.67% Gold and One-Ounce of 99.9% Fine Silver
Each Gold Eagle is struck in 91.67% fine 22-karat gold, in your choice of one-ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce and one-tenth ounce, sizes with legal-tender values of $50, $25, $10 and $5 respectively. Each Silver Eagle is struck in one ounce of 99.9% fine silver, with a legal-tender value of $1.
Flawless with a First Day of Issue Designation
For any collectible coin, collectors seek out the “best of the best,” the finest quality available. That’s what you have here. Each of the 2023 Gold Eagles and 2023 Silver Eagles available here is certified to be in perfect Mint State-70 (MS70) condition by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) or Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), two of the top third-party coin-grading services in the world. Each coin has also been designated as First Day of Issue (FDI). Designations are additional attributes of a coin that can increase its collector desirability—and the designation collectors want most on American Eagles is First Day of Issue, which means they were submitted to NGC or PCGS with paperwork from the mint stating they were struck on or before the first day of release from the mint.
Exclusive Hand-Signed Signature Labels from Numismatic Royalty
But that’s not all! Each of these Gold and Silver Eagles will arrive encapsulated in a tamper-resistant holder, featuring an exclusive label, with hand-signed signatures (one per coin) from men and women who have played a critical role in the designs and popularity of these beautiful coins. Your choice of hand-signed signature labels includes:
• John Mercanti, the former 12th Chief Engraver for the U.S. Mint, the designer of the original T1 Silver Eagle’s heraldic eagle reverse design, and the man who has produced more coin and medal designs than any employee in United States Mint history.
• Michael Gaudioso, the Silver Eagle’s sculptor, has created sculptures and/or designs for more than 41 coins and medals, including the 2020 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Program, the 2019 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal, and several America the Beautiful Quarters.
• Elizabeth Jones, the former 11th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint, the only female Chief Engraver to ever hold the position, was instrumental in the launch of these historic coins.
• Emily Damstra, the Silver Eagle’s designer and an artist associated with the U.S. Mint’s Artist Infusion Program. Emily has produced issues struck in silver, gold, and platinum along with two reverses for the Canadian Wildlife Series, along with the entire 2014-2016 Canadian Birds of Prey series.
• David J. Ryder, the former 34th and 39th Director of the U.S. Mint was very instrumental in the transition from the T1 to the T2 design, and was named one of Coin World’s “Most Influential People in Numismatics”.
• Jennie Norris, a specialist in fine art, graphic design, and illustration designed the American Gold Eagle reverse, her first design to appear on a coin.
inThese flawless Gold and Silver American Eagles, with perfect grades and sought-after specifications, and hand-signed labels, are only available from our Scarce & Unique Division (with the exception of the Silver Eagle with the individual Michael Gaudioso signature label.)
Keep This in Mind!
Gold and Silver American Eagles are currently among the most popular coins on the planet, and with more and more collectors anticipating their release each year, the demand is exponentially higher than it was when the coins were first introduced in 1986—their appeal grows each year, just as the number of Gold and Silver Eagle collectors grows.
Nobody knows the mintage of 2023 issues of these coins at this point, but it’s a fact that only a very small fraction of those minted will be certified as perfect MS70, with the coveted First Day of Issue designation, and hand-signed signature labels.
We have a number of American Gold and Silver Eagle options and configurations available—while they last. Don’t miss out. Contact your Scarce & Unique account representative for more details and availability right now by calling