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Celebrate America’s rich traditions of liberty and family values with the addition of the American Gold Eagle to your portfolio. Released by the U.S. Mint in 1986, American Eagles consist of 91.67% gold and are backed by the U.S. government. Discover more about the value this investment can bring to your portfolio and learn how to buy American Eagle Gold coins today.

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Gold American Eagle 
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Historically, investors acquire gold for the stability, liquidity and diversity it may provide to a portfolio. Monex proudly offers the American Eagle Gold Coin, the first modern-day gold bullion coin to be authorized by Congress and backed by the U.S. Mint’s weight, content and purity guarantee.

The obverse of the American Eagle gold coin features Lady Liberty holding an olive branch and a torch with a rising sun and the U.S. Capitol dome in the background; and is inscribed with the word “Liberty,” the issue date and mint mark. The coin’s reverse depicts a male bald eagle grasping an olive branch flying towards his mate embracing her hatchlings in a nest.

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All American Eagle gold bullion coins are 22 karat (or .9167 fine) gold, containing an alloy of silver and copper to increase the stability and scratch-resistance of the coins. Each coin is guaranteed to contain an exact quantity of gold, mined exclusively in the United States, and to meet the rigid quality standards of the U.S. Mint.

One ounce gold American Eagles are sold in units of 10 coins. Coinage purchased outright may be delivered to you or stored in an independent third party vault. Additionally, these coins are suitable for an IRA investment. Each of the fractional gold American Eagle coins are sold in units of 20 coins each for personal delivery only.

All American Eagle gold bullion coins are 22 karat (or .9167 fine) gold, containing an alloy of silver and copper to increase the stability and scratch-resistance of the coins. Each coin is guaranteed to contain an exact quantity of gold, mined exclusively in the United States, and to meet the rigid quality standards of the U.S. Mint.

One-ounce gold American Eagles are sold in units of 10 coins. Coinage purchased outright may be delivered to you or stored in an independent third party vault. Coins may also be financed through the exclusive Monex Atlas account. Additionally, these coins are suitable for an IRA investment. Each of the fractional gold American Eagle coins are sold in units of 20 coins each for personal delivery only.

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Gold American Eagle coins are available from Monex in the following three sizes and denominations:

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Gold American Eagle Coins: FAQs

What is an American Gold Eagle coin?

The United States Mint issues Gold American Eagles as legal tender gold bullion coins for investment purposes, under congressional authority. The family of Gold Eagles consists of four sizes and face values. Though they are technically money, their face value is insignificant compared to their intrinsic value, and they do not circulate as coinage. By far, one of the most popular and most liquid sizes of almost all coins is the one-ounce $50 face value American Gold Eagle.

What is the gold content of the American Eagle coin?

Although not considered pure gold, the Gold American Eagle maintains strong popularity with investors looking to add gold coins to their portfolio. The Gold Eagle consists of 91.67% gold, 5.33% copper and 3% silver resulting in an approximately 22 karat coin, as opposed to the 24 karats found in the pure gold American Buffalo coins. The $50 face value gold Eagle weighs 1.0909 troy ounces, or 33.93 grams, and is 32.7 mm in diameter and 2.87 mm thick. However, each coin contains precisely one troy ounce of pure gold. The $10 Gold Eagle weighs 0.2727 troy ounces and is precisely .25 troy ounces of pure gold, and the $5 Gold Eagle weighs 0.1091 troy ounces and is precisely .1 troy ounces of pure gold.

What is the cost of a one ounce Gold Eagle to purchase?

The purchase price of a one ounce Gold American Eagle is at the Monex Ask price. In addition, there are charges such as commission and shipping. There is no shipping charge if you select depository delivery. Todays ask price per coin for buying in units of ten is: $1,912.40.

How do I buy and receive Gold American Eagles?

Once you have decided on the quantity of Gold American Eagles to purchase, your Monex account representative will assist you in executing your order over the phone. Your purchase and price will be confirmed on a voice recorded line after your acknowledgment, and a written confirmation will be sent to you with the details of your order.

Payment may be made after you order, but must be initiated on the day of purchase, which means you must mail or wire funds on the day of your purchase. You can have your metal shipped to your home, made available for pick-up at over 30 facilities across the U.S. and Canada, or have your metal delivered to a bank/depository for storage.

Where is the best place to buy Gold American Eagle coins?

Reliability of a commodity and your comfort in making a transaction is paramount. Since 1967, Monex companies have made it a priority to buy back gold that customers have purchased from Monex. Our multi-billion dollar, two-way buy/sell market is a hallmark and tradition at Monex, and is your assurance of liquidity for your Gold American Eagle investment. Please contact a Monex Account Representative for additional details.

Can I purchase American Gold Eagles in my IRA?

Though Gold American Eagle coins are just .9167 fine gold, being that Gold American Eagles are issued by the United States Mint, they are IRA approved gold coins for use in your gold IRA.

How well have American Gold Eagle investments performed?

Over the long-term, Gold American Eagle investments have fared quite well. Since 2000, they have appreciated over 400% in value. See historical gold prices charts here.

In which year was the gold American Eagle first issued?

The oldest Gold American Eagle bullion coin has the date 1986. That year was the very first year of issue for the United States Mint Bullion Coin program.

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