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Basis: gold @ 2,333.68, 06/24/24
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Buying US Gold Eagles

The US Gold Eagle obverse features the world-famous Augustus Saint-Gaudens design adapted from the classic US $20 gold double eagles minted from 1907 to 1933. The all-new reverse, designed by Jennie Norris, depicts the highly realistic image of the head of an American bald eagle. The lifelike bald eagle replaced the "A Family of Eagles" design by Mrs. Miley Busiek in 2021.

Produced since 1986 by the US Mint, they are available in four sizes: one ounce, half ounce, quarter ounce, and tenth-ounce. AGE carries all four sizes and we also sell them in sets. Each 1 oz Gold Eagle contains a full troy ounce of pure 24-karat gold.

Gold Eagles are actual US currency coins, not commemoratives or replicas. They have a nominal face value, which is far below their actual gold content value. 1/10 oz Gold Eagles have a face value of $5.

US Gold Eagle bullion coins are non-reportable by brokers and eligible for IRAs (see below).

Buying US 90% Silver

US 90% silver is bought and sold by face value, usually in $1,000 face-value bags but also in bags of $500, $250, and $100. It sounds complicated but it's really quite simple. A full $1,000 bag contains 2,000 half dollars, or 4,000 quarters, or 10,000 dimes. It weighs 795 ounces, regardless of whether it's made up of dimes, quarters, or half dollars.

Because each coin is 90% pure silver by weight (plus 10% copper, added as a hardener), a $1,000 bag contains 715 net ounces of pure silver, regardless of the denomination of the coins. Similarly, a $100 face bag contains 71.5 ounces of pure silver.

Note: 90% silver junk bags sometimes contain a few 90% silver dimes, quarters, or half dollars dated 1992 to 2010. These were made by the US Mint for special edition, 90% silver proof sets. They have the same silver content as the pre-1965 90% silver coins. They're easy to spot because they do not have the copper/nickel edge of the non-silver coins of the same mintage years. Just look at the rim of the coin for verification. If uniformly grey, it's 90% silver.