The American 1 Ounce Gold Eagle
The American Gold Eagle is most popular gold bullion coin in the world. Minted at West Point by the U.S. Mint, it’s the official gold bullion coin of the United States. It’s a beautiful, distinguished coin that’s known and traded everywhere.
The Gold Eagle, first presented to President Reagan’s Gold commission in 1981 by Congressman Ron Paul, was authorized by Congress under the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985. It’s considered legal tender and has a face value of $50. Of course, its market value is much higher due to its gold content.
The Gold Eagle is made from an ounce of gold, plus other elements which provides the Eagle with a hard, wear-resistant exterior. The obverse has a portrayal of Lady Liberty by Augustus Saint-Gaudens that was originally commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt for the $20 Double Eagle gold coin.
The reverse of the coin, by sculptor Miley Busiek, depicts a male eagle holding an olive branch while soaring above a female eagle and her fledglings. With its popularity, quality, and worldwide recognition the American Gold Eagle is a great way to invest in gold.
BlueVault buys and sells Gold Eagles individually, in 20-coin mint tubes, or in 500-coin cases commonly known as “monster boxes”. At BlueVault, you can purchase Gold Eagles in-person, over the counter, for the best local prices. (No online sales.) Cash, checks, bank wires are accepted. There’s no minimum or maximum purchase required. Quantity discounts are available. We buy back any gold that we sell. And we welcome first time buyers.