1/2 oz American Gold Eagle Coin (Common Date)
1/2 oz American Gold Eagle coin is the denomination below the 1-ounce counterpart. Among the fractional gold products from the US Mint, this 1/2 ounce gold coin is valued anywhere and is stamped with a face value of $25 USD.
This coin shines with its constitutional design by Augustus St-Gaudens. The reverse side of the coin showcases a bald eagle soaring and watching over her nest.
The American Gold Eagle is legal tender, thus every coin is guaranteed to have the representing gold weight in troy ounces by the US Government. Like the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf the American Gold Eagle is offered in fractions of an ounce being 1/2 troy, 1/4 troy, and 1/10th troy with the same corresponding currency value of $25, $10, and $5.
Gold Coin Content
All American Gold Eagles are minted with 22 karat gold, thus 91.67% of the coin’s alloy is pure gold. Approximately 8% of the alloy mix is silver and copper. This alloy mix makes the coin more durable than .999 bullion. It comes from a time when gold money was used daily. Thus, while the coins weigh .5454 troy ounces, it still contains 1/2 troy ounce pure gold.
Since 1986, the American Gold Eagle coin has become widely respected among hard asset enthusiasts.
The 1/2 oz American Gold Eagle coin can be held in your self-directed IRA along with other American Gold Eagle bullion products.
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