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The American Eagle gold coin is among the popular investment assets in the world and the 2014 half-ounce bullion represents excellent value for money. Recognised worldwide for their purity and liquidity, American Eagle gold coins are easily traded whether buying or selling, and as a long-term investment, is an essential tool to hedge against inflation.
Manufactured by the US Mint and backed as legal tender by the US government, the American gold Eagle coin is one of the most traded bullion coins in the world and recognised by every independent bullion trader and gold dealer. As an investment tool, there are few assets that offer the liquidity of American Eagle coins.Gold has been a popular investment for centuries and is commonly used today to diversify investment portfolios and hedge against inflation. Containing 22 karats of gold, the ½ ounce American Eagle presents a great opportunity for investors to boost your pension funds or stockpile gold reserves to protect your financial position during the next economic collapse.Furthermore, American gold Eagles are available for reasonable prices compared with many other bullion coins thus offer a great return on investment providing – just like any investment - you buy and sell at the right times.
The obverse side of the 2014 American Eagle gold coin has the distinctive Lady Liberty design originally created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens for the $20 dollar coin which was in circulation between 1907 and 1933. Rich in symbolism, Liberty is depicted carrying a torch in one hand and an olive branch in the other to represent peace and good will. Behind Liberty we see the sun rising up over the capitol building. Thirteen strands of light fall either side of the goddess, a powerful occult number indicating an upheaval is needed so that a new phase can begin. With the emerging strength of the US economy, the sun resembles the dawn of a revitalised financial era. We also find the year the coins were minted on the obverse side together with the 50 stars of the US states arching across the top edge of the coin. In the bottom left corner is the Capitol Building, the seat of the US senate, the building of which is also crowned with Athena, an earlier representation of the modern day Lady Liberty.
The reverse of the 2014 American Eagle shares the same design as the previous year, namely a family of Eagles, a symbolic creature in the United States which dates back to the early native Indians. In this scenario, the Eagle represent US citizens building their nest and protecting their family. The male Eagle is seen returning to the next with an olive branch clasped between its beak representing strength and stability of the nation. Also featured on the reverse side is the country of origin and the weight of the coin. The face value of "25 Dollars" is engraved in the bottom-right corner preceded by the words FINE GOLD. Either side of the main image are the words "IN GOD WE TRUST" together with the Latin motto E PLURIBUS UNUM meaning "one out of many." Both are synonymous with the mottos of the US Senate.
The American Eagle gold coin was first minted in 1986, although the US Mint originally produced earlier versions of the coin towards the end of the 18th Century. The very first American Eagles were struck in 1795 and contained 22 karat gold purity, a design principle which was adopted from the old English crown. This minting process continued until 1834 when the US Mint dropped the weight in gold to .900. In the early 20th Century, American Eagle gold coins adopted the Lady Liberty symbol designed by American Renaissance sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens which was stylised on ancient Greek and Roman coins. The designed was personally commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt. The reverse of the modern American Eagle coin features the double-eagle impression created by Miley Tucker-Frost re: Miley Busiek. The nationally recognised sculptor also has work featured in the Oval Office and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library together with the Smithsonian American History Museum. The gold used to make American Eagles is sourced only in the United States, a provision constituted by law in the Gold Bullion Act of 1985. The gold content in 91.7% purity with the remainder made up of gold alloys including silver and copper.
The US Mint has a long history of manufacturing high quality bullion products that are primed to protect investors against receiving counterfeit assets. Using advanced techniques it is practically impossible to forge without being detected by experienced dealers. The experts at CoinInvest GmbH inspect American Eagle coins for purity and authenticity so investors can rest assured they are receiving bullion coins that are guaranteed to be 100% authentic.
CoinInvest buy and sell American Eagle coins at excellent rates based on current market prices. If you have any ½ oz American Eagle coins for sale we would love to hear from you. Get in touch with a member of our knowledgeable staff and we will be happy to make you a fixed fee offer at highly competitive prices.