The American Eagle gold coin is the official gold coin of the United States of America. The current American Eagle gold coins came to be under the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985, and were first minted in 1986. These coins are easily recognized. Depicting truly "the American Way", the image of the brave father-provider as he brings supplies to maintain his family of eagles. As the mother nurtures and protects the family and their home. On the other side there stands the "lady of liberty", the stars of the states surrounding her, glory at her back, with one foot on solid gold. In her left hand she carries a olive branch, signifying her quest for peace. In her right hand she carries a burning torch-a light to lead the way. At her other foot sits the business of the land. "E Pluribus Unum"..She realizes she is but "one out of many", and embraces the motto: "In God We Trust". WOW! What a coin!..So beautiful, so powerful, so pure..the American Eagle gold coin-what a possession to have! A collector's dream!
American Eagle gold coins are highly respected everywhere! The family of eagles coins consist of the 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz and 1 full ounce oz coins. They are made of 22 karat gold rather than 24 karat so that they can withstand the wear and tear of circulation. Face value of these coins are .00, .00, .00,and .00, respectively, However, their actual value comes from their weight, therefore there value is what the market say their value is at that point in time.
Gold an ounce of gold yesterday is a ounce of gold today, and will be a ounce tomorrow. Sadly, the "paper dollar" currency is not backed by gold anymore but confidence in it that it will get goods and services today let alone tomorrow or a thousand years from now, like gold will. Get gold because "We have gold because we cannot trust governments"-President Herbert Hoover."