2010 American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin

2009 American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin, Obverse (2008 version shown)- Click to Enlarge

2010 American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin, Obverse (2008 version shown)- Click to Enlarge

Initially offered in 1986 under the Bullion Coin Act of the previous year, the Gold American Eagle Bullion coins have been available annually since. Each coin is guaranteed by the US Government for its weight, content and purity and is seen as a valuable investment option by many.

The one ounce Gold Eagle has an availability date of January 19, 2010 to the Mint's authorized purchasers. No date has been announced for the fractional Eagles (1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce and 1/10 ounce). Investors and collectors may recall that the 2009 version was only released on December 3, 2009 and the limited quantities were sold-out within days.

Each Eagle is struck from the stated amount of gold plus a small amount of silver and copper resulting in a 22-karat rating. The additional metals create an alloy that is more resistant to scratching and marring than 24-karat gold would be.

American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin Design

2010 American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin, Reverse - Click to Enlarge

2010 American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin, Reverse - Click to Enlarge

Obverse design: A design first featured on the 1907 $20 Double Eagle by Augustus Saint-Gaudens is seen on the obverse of the American Eagle Gold Bullion coins. It portrays the mythical figure Liberty walking towards the future along with the inscription "LIBERTY" and the year.

Reverse design: Mrs. Miley Frances Busiek designed the reverse which shows a family of eagles along with the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "50 DOLLARS" and "1 OZ. FINE GOLD."

Coin Specifications & Information

Mint Facility: West Point (no mintmark)
Face Value: $50, $25, $10 and $5
Date: 2010
Condition: Bullion
Composition: 91.67% gold, 3% silver, and 5.33% copper
Standard Weight: 33.93 g, 16.965 g, 8.483 g, 3.393 g
Standard Diameter: 32.7 mm, 27 mm, 22 mm, 16.5 mm
Thickness: 2.87 mm, 2.15 mm, 1.78 mm, 1.26 mm
Edge: Reeded
Authorizing Law: Public Law 99-185
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Mrs. Miley Frances Busiek

Product Availability

Release Date: January 19, 2010 for one ounce, TBA for fractional sizes
Release Price: Based on the spot price of gold
Order Limits: based on authorized purchasers policy
Sales: See US Mint Sales Figures
Sold Out Date:  
Sold Within: Only by Itself
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