Tuesday, December 20, 2005

American Eagle Gold Coins

American Eagle Gold Coin is probably the most popular gold coin in the world. They are official legal tender gold coins in the US and, by law, are produced from gold mined only in the US. They are often considered one of America's most beautiful coins. Americans purchase more American Eagle Gold Coins than any other gold coin.

On the obverse (front) of each coin there is a graceful Striding Liberty design inspired by the Augustus Saint-Gaudens original design of the $20 Double-Eagle gold coins minted from 1907 to 1933. The reverse (back or flip side) of the coin displays a nest of American Eagles.

The coins are struck with 91.67% (22 Karat) fine gold. The total gold weight of the coin is stamped on the reverse of each coin. Special dies designed to show minute details of the coins, are used and this imparts the coins with a radiant golden shimmering glow in the light.

All American Eagle Gold Coins are minted to exacting standards and are of the finest quality. They are available in 4 sizes, 1/10th, ¼, ½, and 1 ounce, suitable to fit any budget. As gold is a comparatively soft metal, most coins contain a very small amount of alloy of copper and silver, as well as the stated amount of gold, to improve hardness and resist scratching.

One unique aspect of American Eagle Gold Coins is that it is the only coin where the weight, gold content and purity are all guaranteed by the US Government, which means that investors can buy and own the coins with confidence knowing that they do truly own the stated amount of gold.

One can purchase American Eagle Gold Coins from most major coin dealers as well as brokerage houses and even banks.The American Eagle also the most traded gold coin in the US and one can just as easily sell as well as purchase American Eagle Gold Coins. They are easy to store buy and sell and many people keep them for a 'rainy day' or in case of severe hardship or economic duress.

American Eagles are also available in silver and platinum but, by far, it is the American Eagle Gold Coin that people love most of all.

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