Liberty, the way which Augustus Saint-Gaudens depicted it, was the chosen design that would be shown on the American Eagle Gold Coins in 1986. The design from Saint-Gaudens made its first appearance on the United States’ $20, or known as the double-eagle, gold piece in 1907 and remained that way until 1933. Just like it’s gold counterparts, the American Eagle Silver Coins were being produced and sold in bullion finishes and proof since 1986. These have always had the features that were a rendition of sculptor Adolph A. Weinman’s beautiful Walking Liberty design, originally created and followed through for the first half-dollar in circulation in 1916 in the Nation.
Why Investors are Interested in American Eagle Bullion Coins
American Eagle Bullion Coins are congressionally authorized, providing investors with a cost-effective and convenient way for them to add small amounts of physical gold, silver, or platinum into their investment portfolios. Ever since it was launched in 1986, gold, silver and platinum American Eagles became one of the leading bullion coin investment items. American Eagles are highly liquid, making silver and gold coins a valuable investment.
Why Collectors like Uncirculated Coins and American Eagle Proofs
Collectors are provided with proof versions from the United States Mint for its American Eagle Bullion coins. These American Eagle Proof Coins go through a special minting procedure that begins with manually adding burnished blank coins into presses that are fitted with custom dies. These blank coins are then struck a few times so that the detailed images can appear to float above a reflective-like field. After being analyzed by thorough inspectors, every American Eagle Silver and Gold Proof Coin is contained in a sealed and protective capsule that is then mounted in a beautiful satin-lined velvet case which includes an official Certificate of Authenticity. American Eagle Platinum Proof coins, on the other hand, are packaged within a unique customized portfolio presentation case. Since the United States Mint created these American Eagle Proof Coins, the content of each coin, it’s purity and weight are guaranteed by the US Government. These coins can be purchased straight from the United States Mint, whether it is the American Eagle Silver, Gold or Platinum Proof Coins.
The United States Mint added an addition to the American Eagle family of precious metal coins in 2006. This means that collectors are now able to add American Eagle Uncirculated Coins in gold or silver to their investment portfolio by purchasing them from the United States Mint. These American Eagle Uncirculated Coins are created in a process that is very similar to the American Eagle Proof Coins, which is manually loading specially burnished blank coins to be pressed and struck. These coins also carry a “W” mint mark to indicate that it was produced in the United States Mint at West Point. These coins are great for investors for the high liquidity, making it easy to sell gold coins to other interested investors.