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American Gold Eagle

Buy American gold Eagle coins from BullionByPost. The American gold Eagle coins are the official and preferred bullion coin choice in the United States. The international popularity of gold Eagles is equally as high with investors as it is with collectors, due to the coins reputation and history. They are also classes as legal tender in United States of America making them easy to sell and trade.

Any current year coins come from the US Mint, and older coins will have been tested by our team for authenticity. Prices shown include free, insured delivery.

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American Gold Eagle History

The American Eagle gold coin was first introduced as a bullion coin by the US Mint in 1986 in response to the growing popularity for national bullion coins.

The gold Eagle coins are available in denominations of 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz and 1 oz sizes, with legal face values of $5, $10, $25 and $50 respectively. Following the older tradition for coin production, the gold Eagles are struck with a fineness of 916.7 gold purity (22 carat), similar to the Krugerrand and Sovereign.


The design of the American Eagle gold coin displays Augustus Saint-Gaudens' full length figure of Lady Liberty, carrying a torch and an olive branch. This design was taken from the older $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles gold coins, which was commissioned to create coins similar to the ancient Greek and Roman styles.

The reverse of the gold coin shows the equally iconic American eagle soaring above the nest with a female eagle and hatchlings. The design changes infrequently, but 2021 marks an exciting new year for the series with a new 'Type 2' design to be released mid-year. Together the designs signify the strength, unity and strength of America.

Historic Gold Eagles:

Pre-1933 $10 gold coins were also called eagles, though the bullion coin is typically used when describing American gold Eagle coins. View our older historic gold Double Eagle coins.

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American Gold Eagle Price

American Gold Eagle prices are derived from the value of the gold each coin contains. Each American gold Eagle coin weighs 33.9 grams, and is struck to a purity of 22 carat, meaning they contain 31.10 grams of pure gold.

American Gold Eagle prices can vary thanks to the coin's history and numismatic appeal, with certain years or designs being particularly desirable with collectors. The price of a new American gold Eagle coin will typically be based on today's gold price, with a small premium to cover the cost of manufacturing and supply of the coin. Older or rare American gold Eagle coins can cost considerably more than the UK gold price. With the global price of gold being primarily calculated in dollars, periods in which is the pound is weak versus the dollar will see UK American gold Eagle prices rise, while a strong pound would see lower prices in the UK.

Our American gold Eagle prices are displayed in real-time, updating every two minutes in-line with the current gold spot price. Investment gold is VAT-free, and the American gold Eagle price shown includes fully insured delivery.

American Gold Eagle Coin Specification

The American gold Eagle coin is an American gold coin manufactured by the US Mint. American gold Eagle coins weigh 33.9g with a diameter of 32.7mm. American Gold Eagle coins are manufactured from 22 carat gold.

American Gold Eagle Value

Investors often ask what is the value of an American gold Eagle? American gold Eagle coins have a face value of $50. It is important to note that the face value is a nominal amount that has no bearing on the actual value of the coin. As mentioned, the American gold Eagle coins main value can usually be worked out based on the current gold price. It is this simplicity that makes gold bullion coins appealing. They are bought and sold based on their intrinsic metal value without having to worry about any numismatic value and more complicated selling process.

You can always find a simple benchmark value for a American gold Eagle thanks to the publicly available spot price. The value of a American gold Eagle is therefore generally the same regardless of the year and is just based on the metal content. Some years of American gold Eagle might command a further premium. A lower mintage, or special design could see their value increase beyond their metal content.

The easiest way to work out a American Gold Eagle value is to use its gold weight of 31.10 grams and multiply that by the current gold spot price in grams. As a coin with a purity of 916.7 fineness, it's important to calculate the 22 carat American gold Eagle value, to ensure you have an accurate price.

How Much are American Gold Eagle Coins Worth?

If you are wondering how much are American Gold Eagle coins worth, a simple rule of thumb is that a American gold Eagle has 31.10g of pure gold, or 1 troy ounce. If you see the gold price in troy ounces you can therefore work out how much a American gold Eagle is worth quite quickly.