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American Gold Eagle coins are an excellent way to buy gold. Along with American Gold Buffaloes, they are the only modern gold bullion coins backed by the U.S. government for weight and gold content.
Gold Eagles are legal U.S. tender, not replica coins. Produced since 1986 by the U.S. Mint, they are available in four sizes: one-ounce ($50 face value), half-ounce ($25 face value), quarter-ounce ($10 face value), and tenth-ounce ($5 face value). They are also available as sets. Each one-ounce American Eagle gold coin contains precisely one troy ounce of pure 24-karat gold.
U.S. Gold Eagle bullion coins are eligible for IRAs (see below).
Benefits of American Gold Eagles
Gold content guaranteed by the U.S. Mint Gold Eagles are the only bullion gold coins guaranteed as to weight and gold content by the U.S. government.
Minted in 22-karat gold Using the durable gold standard established for gold circulating coinage more than 300 years ago, each Gold Eagle coin is minted in 91.67% fine gold alloyed with a small amount of silver and copper added to harden and protect it against damage. Pure, 24-karat gold is actually quite soft. Adding alloy to pure gold makes it many times more durable than gold itself. Each Gold Eagle coin contains its specified weight (one-ounce, half-ounce, quarter-ounce, or tenth-ounce) in pure 24-karat gold. The alloy weight is extra. A one-ounce American Gold Eagle, for example, actually weighs 1.0909 troy ounces.
Private and non-reportable Unlike most gold bullion, American Gold Eagles are non-reportable the IRS by brokers. Other modern-issue gold bullion coins like Canadian Gold Maple Leafs, South African Gold Kruggerrands, Austrian Gold Philharmonics, and Chinese Gold Pandas are reportable to the IRS when you sell them to gold dealers in increments of 25 ounces or more. American Eagles are exempt from this reporting requirement.
Eligible for Individual Retirement Accounts Unlike other gold bullion coins, U.S. Gold Eagles are eligible to fund IRAs. In order to include Gold Eagles in your IRA portfolio you must have an independent custodian to hold your gold. American Gold Exchange works closely with several suitable IRA custodians. Please call 1-800-613-9323 or email email@example.com for details.
Easy to store and transport Gold bullion coins are compact, convenient, and easy to store or transport. We pack them securely in 3-inch tall, U.S. Mint issue, break-proof plastic tubes that are perfect for home safes and bank safety deposit boxes.
Instant liquidity Gold Eagle coins are saleable at gold market value almost anywhere in the world.
Better than bars and ingots We recommend bullion gold coins like U.S. Gold Eagles over gold bars and ingots because theyre far easier to sell, store, and transport, and do not incur the additional costs of assaying when it is time for you to sell. With the advent of government-issue bullion coins in the last 20 years, most gold bar manufacturers have been put out of business.
Perfect mint quality American Eagle gold coins are taken directly from the minting press and put directly into 20 coin mint storage tubes. Although they might occasionally get a small contact nick, their quality remains virtually perfect, like the day they were made.
Classic Saint-Gaudens design The obverse features the world famous Augustus Saint-Gaudens design from the classic U.S. $20 gold pieces minted from 1907 to 1933. The reverse is graced with the inspiring A Family of Eagles design by Mrs. Miley Busiek.