The U.S. Mint reported sales of 10,000 one ounce American Gold Eagle coins in May, down 84.4% from May 2016 sales of 64,500.
In May, the U.S. Mint sold a total of 44,000 American Gold Eagle coins in 1/10, 1/4, 1/2 and one ounces denominations, totaling 14,500 ounces, down from 141,500 American Gold Eagle coins totaling 76,500 ounces in May 2016.
Description: Obverse: the front of this coins shows Lady Liberty with long hair walking and holding a lit lantern in one hand and an olive branch in the other. Reverse:the back shows an eage aloft clutching an olive branch above a nest, with “E Pluribus Unum” “In God We Trust” “1 oz fine gold” “50 Dollars” Composition/Weight: (33.931 grams) .9167 gold,.03 silver .0533 copper (net weight 1 oz. gold)(22K) Face value: $50 Designers: Augustus Saint-Gaudens (obverse) Miley Busiek (reverse) Mint Locations:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; West Point, New York Years Minted: 1986-present
The American Gold Eagle is minted at the West Point, New York mint which operates primarily to produce American Silver and Gold Eagle and American Buffalo coins.
The design of the American Gold Eagle coin originally appeared in 1907 on the United States $20 gold coin, or double eagle. U.S. Double eagles were minted from 1907-1933.
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U.S. Mint sales data – USMINT.gov
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