Just Released—Among the Most Acclaimed and Sought-After Bullion Coins in the World!
Perfect 2024 Gold and Silver Eagles, with Sought-After Designations and Hand-Signed Labels!
Every year, collectors around the world anticipate the day Gold and Silver American Eagles will be released. For you, that day is today! With the reputation and prestige of the U.S. Mint behind them…huge numbers of these coins are minted and sold each year. Whether you’re looking to hold onto real, tangible gold and silver value, or are looking to add to your collection American Eagles as pieces of numismatic art, your best bet is to act quickly.
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. The Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint at the time was Elizabeth Jones, appointed by President Reagan and the first and only woman to ever hold the post. Since that time, American Eagles have become among the most popular gold and silver coins on the planet! Their beautiful, iconic designs inspire, and they’re U.S. Government-guaranteed weight and fineness instills confidence.
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 by law to be minted from gold and silver mined right here in the U.S. 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 with 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 new designs, known as the Type 2 (T2) designs, combined with updated obverse designs that made full use of modern technology to portray the original artists’ vision as intended.
Specifically—The 2024 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 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 2024 American Silver Eagle Design
The original T1 reverse on the Silver Eagle featuring the Heraldic Eagle design created by 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint John Mercanti changed to the T2 Eagle Landing reverse design created by artist Emily S. Damstra. That new design portrays an eagle about to land from a flight, grasping an oak branch between its claws. It 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 91.67% 22-Karat Gold and 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 finest quality available. That’s what you have here. Each of these 2024 Gold Eagles and 2024 Silver Eagles is certified 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:
• The LAST YEAR! Elizabeth Jones, the former 11th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint appointed by President Ronald Reagan, is one of the most well-known women in numismatics. Along with being the only female Chief Engraver to ever hold the position, she designed the first modern commemorative coin, the 1982 George Washington Half Dollar, and she was instrumental in the launch of these American Eagle coins. This is the FINAL year labels featuring the hand-signed signature of Elizabeth Jones will be available!
• Jennie Norris, a specialist in fine art, graphic design, and illustration who designed the American Gold Eagle reverse, her first design to appear on a coin.
• Emily S. 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.
• Michael Gaudioso, the Silver Eagle’s sculptor, who has created sculptures and/or designs for more than 40 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.
• 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.
• David J. Ryder, an AMS ambassador and the former 34th and 39th Director of the U.S. Mint who was very instrumental in the transition from the T1 to the T2 design, and who was named one of Coin World’s “Most Influential People in Numismatics.”
The End of an Era
In 1991, Elizabeth Jones retired from her position at the US Mint after 10 years of service. Although she did not design any official US currency to be circulated in public, she was monumental in launching the modern US commemorative coin programs that are still running stronger than ever today. After retirement, Jones designed another very popular coin, the 2001 Capitol Visitors $5 Gold Piece. In 1994, she was also made an Honorary Life Member at the American Numismatic Association.
Get Them While You Can
This is the final year labels featuring the hand-signed signature of Elizabeth Jones will be available!
These 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.)
Take a look at these to see why they’ll be a treasured part of your collection!
2024 American Gold Eagle MS70 FDI Signature Edition
2024 American Silver Eagle MS70 FDI Signature Edition
Keep This in Mind!
Gold and Silver American Eagles are currently among the most popular coins in the world, 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, as the number of Gold and Silver Eagle collectors grows.
Nobody knows the mintage of 2024 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 set configurations available—while they last. Don’t miss out.
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