We carry the American Eagle 1/2 ounce gold coin for sale right here on our website. The American Gold Eagle series has been a very popular bullion program since the US Mint introduced it in 1986. In fact, the Gold Eagle coins are some of the most widely traded gold bullion coins in the world. Since their introduction, these coins have become the official bullion coins of the United States. Investors have the option to put these 1/2 ounce gold coins in an IRA, or Individual Retirement Account.
The American Gold Eagle coin program was authorized by the US Congress in 1985 and first minted in 1986. The coins are minted according to the 22-karat standard for circulating gold coinage. The coin’s purity is comprised of 91.67% Gold, and the rest is a mixed alloy of silver and copper. This helps to increase to coin’s durability in circulation to resist scratching and marring. This 1/2 ounce gold coin contains its full, stated weight of pure gold, which is 0.5 troy ounces. According to U.S. law, the gold for these coins must come from mines located inside the United States.
Not only does the American Eagle 1/2 ounce gold coin meet very high minting standards, but its design has a rich history. The obverse is based on the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ design for the prized 1907 $20 gold coin. This beautiful design was reused for this American Eagle 1/2 ounce gold coin. It depicts Lady Liberty stepping towards the viewer of the coin from out of a rising sun. Her hair flowing with a torch in her right hand to represents Enlightenment. In her right hand she holds an olive branch to represent Peace. There are 50 stars surrounding the perimeter of this 1/2 ounce gold coin, one for each of the 50 U.S. States. The reverse uses a portrayal of a family of eagles to symbolize family unity and tradition. The coin also carries the inscriptions E Pluribus Unum and In God We Trust.