1/2 oz American Gold Eagle (Common Date)
1/2 oz American Gold Eagle coins are the next domination down from their 1 ounce counterpart. Among the fractional gold products from the US Mint, this 1/2 ounce gold coin is known and valued anywhere, and is stamped with a face value of $25 USD.
Harking back to the days of constitutional money the obverse of the American Gold Eagle was originally sculpted by Augustus St-Gaudens. The reverse of the coin depicts a bald eagle soaring above her nest signifying security to her family.
The American Gold Eagle is legal tender in the United States which means that 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.
All American Gold Eagles are minted with 22 karat gold, which means 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 to be more durable than .999 bullion, and comes from a time when gold money was used in everyday business transactions. Thus, while the coins weights .5454 troy ounces, it still contains 1/2 troy ounce pure gold.
Since 1986, the American Gold Eagle has become one of the most popular gold coins for hard asset enthusiasts around the world.
The 1/2 oz American Gold Eagle can held in your self-directed IRA along with other American Gold Eagle bullion products.
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