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- Arrives inside of individual packaging or inside of mint tubes of 40 coins.
- Contains 1/4 Troy oz of actual gold content in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $10 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Obverse includes Lady Liberty by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
- Reverse features a family of bald eagles designed by Miley Busiek.
The American Gold Eagle coin is available in bullion, proof, and burnished coins each year. The bullion and proof versions of the coin come with the four weights mentioned above, while the burnished coin is currently only available as a 1 oz gold option. The bullion coins have the highest mintage figures, though demand among the four weights varies drastically.
Historically speaking, the 1/4 oz American Gold Eagle has swapped places with the 1/2 oz coin on a regular basis as the lowest minted coin in the series. For example, through most of the 2000s the 1/4 oz American Gold Eagle had the lowest mintage of the four, while the 2010s have seen the 1/2 oz coin fall to that position. Since 2010, the 1/4 oz American Gold Eagle has outperformed the 1/2 oz coin in every year.
The reverse of 2019 1/4 oz American Gold Eagle Coins includes a special design found only in this coin series. The image of a male eagle flying over the family nest, which includes a female sheltering a hatchling, has featured on the coins since 1986. It was designed in that year specifically for the Gold Eagles by Miley Busiek.
On the obverse of 2019 American Gold Eagles is the nation’s most iconic coin design. Introduced in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens for the $20 Gold Double Eagle, this vision of Lady Liberty confidently striding forth from the nation’s capital with her torch and an olive branch has become well-known as the most coveted American coin design.The United States Mint has assigned production of the American Gold Eagles to various mints over the years, but currently the bullion and proof versions of the coin are struck at the West Point Mint along with most of the American Silver Eagle coins produced annually.