The United States Mint introduced the American Gold Eagle in 1986. America’s official gold bullion coin is 1/4 Troy ounce of fine gold. The face value is $10 US dollars.
The reverse image depicts a male bald eagle delivering an olive branch to his companion in a nest with her young. The design was created by Miley Busiek.
The obverse depicts Lady Liberty waking through rays of sun light. The design is an adaptation of Augustus Saint-Gauden’s Liberty which was used on the $20 Gold Double Eagle until 1933.
The American Gold Eagle, along with the American Silver Eagle, is struck at West Point Mint located in West Point, New York. Established March 31, 1988, West Point Mint is the newest branch of the United States Mint. The facility was built in 1937 and stored a large portion of the United States’ silver prior to earning the status of “United States Mint.”
While coins are in BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) condition, minor flaws such as scuff marks from transporting, breaks in luster, or strike marks from the minting process may be visible. A rating of “brilliant uncirculated” does not mean “rare” but rather the coins are in excellent condition and have had minimal handling. BU coins have not been publicly circulated. “Uncirculated” and “Mint State (MS)” are other terms which may be used in place of “BU”. Under the Sheldon grading system, a BU coin would be anything above a MS60.
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