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Why buy American Gold Eagle Coins?

American Gold Eagle coins are the #1 most popular gold bullion coins in the world in terms of overall sales volumes.

The US Mint began striking the American Gold Eagle coin in 1986 and the Gold Eagle coin remains the official 22k gold bullion coin of the United States of America. 

1/10 oz Gold American Eagle Coin
USD $143.50
SAVEBulk Discount
50+ $142.37 ea.
100+ $141.03 ea.
1/4 oz Gold American Eagle Coin
USD $349.14
SAVEBulk Discount
20+ $347.60 ea.
40+ $346.06 ea.
1/2 oz Gold American Eagle Coin
1/2 oz Gold American Eagle Coin
USD $681.34
SAVEBulk Discount
10+ $678.27 ea.
25+ $675.22 ea.
1 oz Gold American Eagle Coin
USD $1,328.90
SAVEBulk Discount
10+ $1,323.90 ea.
20+ $1,318.60 ea.
2017 MintFirst™ 1 oz Gold Eagle (Single Coin)
2017 MintFirst™ 1 oz Gold Eagle (Single Coin)
USD $1,336.35
SAVEBulk Discount
10+ $1,331.35 ea.

American Gold Eagle Coin features:

  • Guaranteed to contain 1 troy ounce of gold.
  • USA legal tender with a $50 USD face value.
  • Bought and sold with a price premium above the world’s fluctuating gold spot price.
  • 22k gold coin with an overall weight of 1.09 oz.
  • Has an approximate additional 2 grams of copper and 1 gram of silver per 1.09 oz 22k gold coin.
  • Ship in protective flips, US Mint Tubes of 20, or in a sealed US Mint Case of 500 coins depending on the order size.
  • Private and currently exempt from IRS gold dealer reporting requirements within the USA.
  • Confidentially shipped fully insured to your door or to your non-bank gold storage account.
  • Also eligible for Gold IRA or Gold RSP investments.


Since their inception, over 20,000,000 ounces of Gold American Eagle coins have been purchased by gold investors and coin collectors around the world.

The U.S. government guarantees each American Gold Eagle coin contains the stated amount of actual gold weight in troy ounces. The U.S.A.’s Secret Service enforces the government’s American Gold Eagle coin guarantee.

Gold American coins are currently exempt from IRS 1099-B gold dealer reporting requirements in the United States. This makes the American Gold Eagle coin one of the most private assets an investor can own outright, unencumbered by counter-party risks.

Gold Eagle coins are offered in 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz gold coin sizes. The Gold American Eagle coin is considered by many gold bullion industry experts as the best gold coin selection throughout the world’s physical gold bullion market.

Gold Eagle Coin Values

American Gold Eagle coin values are based on their weight and the world’s fluctuating gold spot price.

When physical gold supplies cannot properly meet demand, the premium or price per American Gold Eagle coin above the fluctuating gold spot price can increase sharply (e.g. 2008 Financial Crisis gold coin shortage).

These official American 22k gold coins also have low legal tender face values which assures they will not circulate and compete with Federal Reserve Notes (most commonly referred to as US dollars).

Higher Gold Bid Price

American Gold Eagle coins are the most popular government minted gold coins in terms of overall sales volumes. These 22k gold coins also demand some of the gold bullion industry’s highest gold bid prices (the price gold dealers are buying these gold coins back at).

In general gold dealers pay a price above the fluctuating gold spot price when buying American Gold Eagle coins back from investors. This is often not the case with other less popular gold coins.

Higher Gold Ask Price

The American Gold Eagle coin also typically demands the highest gold ask price amongst other highly minted and competing government gold coins like the Canadian Maple Leaf coin or the South African Gold Krugerrand coin.

In summation, a Gold American Eagle coin’s price per ounce will usually be both higher when (1) buying and (2) selling them than other competing high mintage gold bullion coins.

American Gold Eagle Coin Design

The American Gold Eagle coin front side, also called the coin’s obverse, features a throwback to the classic $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin design.

On this modern 22k gold coin we find Lady Liberty who holds a torch and an olive branch with the U.S. Capitol Hill in the bottom left background. The gold coin’s year of strike and the word ‘LIBERTY’ is also engraved on the front of this popular gold coin.

The Gold Eagle coin backside or reverse design is by Miley Busiek. Struck on the back of all Gold Eagle coins is a large male eagle clutching an olive branch flying over a nest containing a female and baby eagle. The fine gold weight of the coin, its legal tender face value, ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ and ‘UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’ are all stamped on the backside of the American Gold Eagle coin.

Gold delivery to door?

The shipment of gold coins and gold bullion bars in the mail is more common than you might think.

The majority of our customers take fully insured physical delivery to their door or preferred mailing addresses.

Upon full clearance of payment for your order with Kitco, your gold coins or gold bullion bars are packed tightly in nondescript packaging. All gold bullion parcels are shipped with full insurance, postal tracking, and an adult signature requirement.

Gold Storage with a 3rd party non-bank Gold Vault?

You can elect to deliver and store your gold coins and bullion bars safely and securely with Kitco’s Allocated Storage Program.

Kitco offers multiple third party non-bank gold vault options all of which are fully insured, segregated, and fully allocate your bullion coins and bars as your property at all times.

Kitcos network of top-tier gold vaults includes some of the most secure gold storage facilities in Canada, Hong Kong, the United States (COMEX approved), and the Cayman Islands (certain conditions apply).

Keep your gold bullion purchases outside of the banking and financial systems with our Gold Storage Solutions.

Why buy Gold Coins?

Since around the year 2000, there has been an increase in gold prices and in the number of individuals buying gold coins.

Since the financial crisis of 2008, the trend of online gold dealers selling gold coins and bullion bars to the investing public has dramatically increased as well.

It has become quite common for investors to buy gold coins in order to better diversify risks to their investment portfolios.

Why buy American Gold Eagle Coins from Kitco?

Finding a trusted local or online gold coin dealer who promptly delivers quality gold coins and bullion bars at fair and reasonable prices can be difficult. We have been working in the silver bullion industry for over 40 years and seen many online silver coin dealers come and go.

Since 1977, Kitco has been buying and selling silver and other precious metals. We are the world’s #1 gold news website and a trusted online silver and gold coin dealer.

Want more information on how to buy and sell gold? How to buy and sell silver? Please reach out to our first class Sales Associates by email or by phone, at, or using 1 877 775-4826 (US and Canada), 1 514 313-9999 (Worldwide).