The 1 oz American Gold Eagle bullion coin is an extremely popular gold bullion coin, offering a convenient size, global recognition as a quality investment and a relatively low premium over their actual gold weight. Since their beginning in 1986, American Gold Eagle bullion coins have been the investment vehicle of choice for many people wishing to diversify their portfolios by adding physical gold. Known and prized worldwide, these beautiful coins are 91.67% pure gold (22k), and are available in 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz sizes, giving investors a variety of options to choose from. These coins are backed by the United States government, and carry face values of $5 (1/10 oz), $10 (1/4 oz), $25 (1/2 oz) and $50 (1 oz).
The obverse of these coins was designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and was first used on the $20 gold coins minted from 1907 to 1933. Because of the stunning beauty of that design, it was re-introduced in 1986 for these wildly popular American Gold Eagle bullion coins.