Authorized by Congress via the Bullion Coin Act of 1985, the American classic, Gold American Eagle coin has been minted by the United States Mint since 1986.
A distinguishing feature of the Gold American Eagles is that they are minted in 22 karat (.9167 fine) gold, according to a standard established over 350 years ago. This makes the coins more durable and resistant to scratching and marring.
The obverse surface of the coin is inspired by one of America’s most beautiful coins, the $20 gold piece that was minted from 1907-1933 and was designed by the renowned sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The reverse surface of the coin, designed by the sculptor Miley Busiek, features a male eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her hatchlings. In addition to this stirringly American imagery, the coin bears inscriptions of its weight, face value and year of mintage.
The weight, content and purity of Gold American Eagles are guaranteed by the Government of the United States of America.
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About the United States Mint
The United States Mint, established in 1792, was originally located in Philadelphia, the then capital of the USA. Its first Director was the renowned scientist David Rittenhouse. The Mint was placed under the Treasurer of the United States in 1981. Currently headquartered in Washington D.C., the Mint operates manufacturing facilities in Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco and West Point and a famed depository at Fort Knox. Today, the US Mint produces all of Americans legal tender coins solely for the Treasury's account.
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