When the bullion Gold Eagles were introduced in 1986, demand exceeded 1.3 million for the 1 oz coin alone, with the ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz coins hitting 599,000, 726,000, and 912,000 respectively.
The early to mid-2000s saw another significant decline in mintage figures, until the onset of the Great Recession in 2008, when the gold eagles soared to new heights with mintage figures of 1.49 million, 110,000, 110,000, and 270,000 respectively from 1 oz down to 1/10 oz While the Proof Gold Eagles have likewise seen ebbs and flows in their demand, actual mintage figures have swayed much less distinctly in numeric terms compared to the bullion coins.
In addition to provisions impacting the American Gold and American Silver Eagle coins, the law set forth provisions to establish the American Gold Buffalo as the permanent .9999 fine gold bullion coin of the United States, meaning its annual production is all-but guaranteed following its 10 anniversary.
In the nest, a female is depicted standing vigilant guard over the young hatchlings in the nest.Busiek’s design was created in 1986, and is used exclusively on the American Gold Eagle.You’ll find each one available for purchase online from JM Bullion.As the official sovereign mint of the United States, the US Mint is responsible for both the production of American currency and a range of bullion and proof coinage for investors and collectors.In 1912, Congress authorized the addition of two stars to his design to recognize the addition of New Mexico and Arizona to the Union.
In order for the image to be used on the American Gold Eagle, two stars were added to recognize the post-World War II addition of Hawaii and Alaska to the Union.For the obverse, he used the right-profile of an American Indian as the primary design.It did not represent one individual, but rather a compilation of the facial features taken from three real-life Native American leaders.The most recent figure is 6,888 coins for the 2016 release of the Burnished American Gold Eagle, which is down from post-2009 highs set in 20.The United States Mint unveiled the American Gold Buffalo bullion coin in 2006, featuring the historic Buffalo Nickel design from James Earle Fraser and a gold content of .9999 fineness.The reverse side of the coin features a family of nesting bald eagles, and was designed by Miley Busiek.