The American Gold proof set is a beautiful collector’s item, featuring proof coins in each of the US Mint American Gold Eagle sizes, including 1/10 ounce, 1/4 ounce, 1/2 ounce and 1 ounce Gold Eagle. This entire American Gold Eagle set has 1.85 troy ounces in it.
The American Gold Eagle proof set comes with a display box and each coin is encapsulated in perfect position in the original US Mint display box. Originals certificates are included.
The term “proof” refers to a specialized minting process that begins by manually feeding burnished coin blanks into presses fitted with special dies. Each coin is struck multiple times so the softly frosted, yet detailed images seem to float above a mirror-like field. After scrutiny by white gloved inspectors, each American Eagle Proof Coin is placed in a protective plastic capsule and mounted in a handsome satin-lined velvet presentation case.
An official Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each coin. American Eagle Proof Coins sell at a fixed price and can be purchased directly from the United States Mint. American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are available in the following options: one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, one-tenth ounce and four coin sets, which contains one coin of each denomination.
The American Eagle Platinum and Silver Proof Coins are only available in the one ounce size. American Eagle Proof Coins can be purchased directly from the United States Mint by calling 1-800-USA-MINT or by visiting the United States Mint Online Product Catalog.
2013 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin
2013 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin
American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are collector versions of the official United States Mint bullion coins and are available in four sizes—one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce sizes as well as a four-coin proof set, which contains one coin in each denomination. The American Eagle Gold Proof Coins have a limited mintage and are minted at the United States Mint at West Point bearing the “W” mint mark.
The American Eagle Gold Coin’s obverse design features a rendition of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ full length figure of Lady Liberty with flowing hair, holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. The reverse design, by sculptor Miley Busiek, features a male eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her hatchlings.
Size, Content, Weight and U.S. Government Backing
All American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are legal tender and contain 91.67 percent (22-karat) gold. The gold weight and diameter will vary with each coin denomination, as specified below. Each coin is backed by the U.S. government for weight and content.
The market value of the coins is generally about equal to the market value of their gold content, not their face value. Like all commodities, this value fluctuates with market forces. The face values are proportional to the weights except for the 1/4 oz coin. Their actual selling prices vary based on the current spot price of gold. The United States Mint also produces proof anduncirculated versions for coin collectors. These coins are produced at the West Point Mint in West Point, New York. The proof and uncirculated versions carry the mint’s mark (“W”) beneath the date..
ABOUT THE AMERICAN GOLD EAGLE
As the official gold bullion coin of the US government, theAmerican Gold Eagle was released in 1986. The American Gold Eagle was inspired by the Krugerrand.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Lady Liberty figure, from the $20 Saint Gaudens (1907-1933), was the inspiration for the American Gold Eagle.
The reverse features a male eagle carrying an olive branch. It is flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her hatchlings.
Each of the four sizes contains 91.67% gold (22 karat), 3% silver, and 5.33% copper.
Many find it interesting that, from 1986 to 1991, American Gold Eagles were dated via the Roman numeral system. In 1992, the US mint started to use Arabic numbers for dating Gold Eagles.
Call United Coin & Precious Metals about putting the American Gold Eagle into your IRA.
The American Gold Eagle is one of the world’s favorite gold bullion products. Gold Eagles are eligible for Gold IRA accounts offering a great way to diversify one’s wealth. Offered in 1/10 oz, ¼ oz, ½ oz, and 1 oz sizes these coins are guaranteed by the U.S. Government for their stated weight and fineness. The 1 oz size offers the most economical way of purchasing the American Gold Eagle.
American Gold Eagle IRA:
La Jolla might not know that a self-directed IRA allows them to hold gold in their IRA. For anyone with nerves about thestock market, this offers a great solution. The safest fixed-income investments are barely paying, and inflation in the stock market makes stocks seem top-heavy. That’s why investing some or all of your IRA money into gold and other precious metals is appealing.
Physical IRA Ownership of Precious Metal Coins and Bullion
The Internal Revenue Code allows IRAs to some gold, silver, platinum bullion and coin products. An IRA holder can ownAmerican Gold Eagle coins.
An IRA trustee must buy gold coins and bullion and hold them. These tax rules apply equally to traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, simplified employee pension (SEP) accounts and Simple-IRAs. No problems so far.
At UCPM we can assist you with the process of putting physicalgold, silver, and platinum into your self-directed IRA.