The American 1/2 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. The 1/2 ounce version is an affordable way to invest in this 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 $25. Of course, its market value is much higher due to its gold content.
The 1/2 oz Gold Eagle is made from .5 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.
At BlueVault, you can buy and sell 1/2 oz 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 welcome first time buyers.