When the United States Mint initially designed the American Gold Eagle Coins, they reached back into history and retrieved what many numismatists believe to be the best coin design ever: the obverse of the Augustus Saint-Gaudens designed $20 Gold Double Eagle minted between 1907 and 1933. The classic Type -1 reverse features a nest of eagles designed by Miley Busiek, commonly referred to as the Family of Eagle design. In mid-2021 the series saw its first major design change in this history of its issuance when the Type-2 design debuted, with a brand new reverse design created by Jennie Norris.

This combination of classic and modern coin design has proven to be a winner. First minted in 1986, the American Gold Eagle Coin instantly became one of the most popular gold coins ever struck anywhere, anytime, a status that it retains to this day. American Gold Eagles have been struck at the Philadelphia Mint in both Proof and Mint State finishes and at the West Point Mint in both Proof and Burnished finishes. The West Point Mint coins display a Prominent “W” mint mark.

The United States Government guarantees the gold content and purity of these coins. The actual gold weight and face value are stamped right into the surface of the coin. American Gold Eagles are a great way to own gold. Don’t miss this true American opportunity! Keep reading below to learn more about the quintessential United States Mint coin issue.