1/4 oz. Gold American Eagle Coin

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With an iconic design considered among the most beautiful ever struck, the Gold American Eagle Coin is the top-selling gold bullion coin in the United States. Designated official legal tender, the 1/4 oz. Gold American Eagle is backed by the U.S government for its gold content, weight and purity—making it a must-have addition to any gold owner’s portfolio.

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Made of 22-karat gold. Authorized as legal tender by the U.S. Congress. Backed by the U.S. government for its content, weight, and purity. The 1/4 oz. Gold American Eagle Coin (also called a $10 Gold Eagle Coin) packs many positive attributes into its one-quarter ounce of gold. The 1/4 oz. Gold Eagle is also a coin of striking beauty and historical importance, one that can serve its holder well when utilized as part of a portfolio diversification strategy. For these reasons and more, 1/4 oz. Gold American Eagles make outstanding gifts. Each one is a physically stunning monument to freedom that can serve as an accessible form of wealth and an introduction to the captivating world of precious metals.

Why Buy 1/4 oz. Gold Eagles?

Many qualities make the 1/4 oz. Gold American Eagle Coin an attractive buy. The designs featured on either side, coupled with the craftsmanship and precision exhibited in its minting, make this 1/4 oz. gold coin a worthy work of art. That’s to say nothing of its remarkable gold purity, or the role it can play in a precious metals portfolio or retirement strategy. Today’s ever-changing global economy, dependent on so many countries and leaders, almost requires a countermeasure to potential economic volatility. The 1/4 oz. Gold American Eagle Coin can be that countermeasure for you. It is a tangible form of wealth capable of serving as a readily available domestic source of short-term personal finance protection.

1/4 oz. Gold American Eagle Specifications

  • Year: Varied
  • Denomination: $10 (USD)
  • Condition: Brilliant Uncirculated
  • Grading Service: NA
  • Metal Content: 1/4 troy oz.
  • Purity: .9167 (22k)
  • Mint Mark: Not Shown (West Point)
  • Mint Facility/Manufacturer: U.S. Mint
  • Issuing Country: United States
  • Diameter: 22 mm
  • Thickness: 1.83 mm
  • Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
  • Reverse Designer: Miley Busiek

A History of the 1/4 oz. Gold American Eagle Coin

President Ronald Reagan planted the seed that would blossom into the 1/4 oz. Gold American Eagle Coin when he signed the Gold Bullion Act of 1985. The act mandated that the U.S. Mint begin production of a family of 22-karat gold bullion coins in one-half, one-quarter, and one-tenth denominations. The bill also outlined many other elements—from the design to each coin’s diameter.

The program officially launched in 1986 with the sale of American Eagle gold and silver bullion coins. Platinum was added to the American Eagle bullion family in 1997 and palladium in 2017. The program also includes the production of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium proof coins.

The 1/4 oz. Gold American Eagle Coin Design

The Obverse Gold Eagle Design: Lady Liberty

The image on the front of the 1/4 oz. Gold American Eagle Coin is a stunning rendition based on the famous design from revered sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Saint-Gaudens created the original design in the early 1900s for the $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin minted between 1907 and 1933.

The obverse design brings to life none other than Lady Liberty herself. Her full figure is represented as she raises in her right hand a torch and in her left hand an olive branch. Behind her striking figure stands the Capitol Building.

The Reverse Gold Eagle Design: Eagle Family

Coincidentally, the same man who signed the bill that prompted the minting of coins such as the 1/4 oz. Gold Eagle also served as the inspiration for the artwork on the reverse side of this coin. Ronald Reagan’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in 1980 inspired Miley Busiek (now known as Miley Tucker-Frost), an American sculptor, to depict the family of bald eagles. There’s the male eagle, flying over a nest, an olive branch grasped in his talons. Below is the female eagle, perched alert and protective in the nest, her wings stretched around two eaglets.

1/4 oz. Gold American Eagles Are IRA-Approved Gold Coins

The 1/4 oz. Gold Eagle Coin, along with a select group of solid gold coins and bars, is approved by the Internal Revenue Code for IRAs. That makes it a viable option for a Self-Directed IRA and, accordingly, an essential element of wealth insurance. A well-diversified precious metals portfolio would do well to include this 1/4 oz. Gold Eagle Coin.

A source of financial wealth since the fourth millennium BCE, gold is perhaps one of the most reliable sources of peace of mind and financial security that can be paired with a retirement plan. U.S. Money Reserve's Gold Standard Precious Metals IRA program can help you secure retirement funds in a Self-Directed IRA.

How Much Do 1/4 oz. Gold Eagles Cost?

1/4 oz. Gold American Eagles are imprinted with their gold content and legal tender “face” value of $10. Several factors can influence pricing. Because it is a gold bullion coin (as opposed to proof), a 1/4 oz. Gold Eagle's market value is tied almost entirely to its weight in gold and the current market price of gold. This is what makes it such an ideal choice for liquid, short-term holding. The supply and demand for gold, as well as local, national and global economic conditions, can also factor into pricing.

Where Can I Buy 1/4 oz. Gold American Eagle Coins?

1/4 oz. Gold American Eagle Coins are not available for purchase directly from the U.S. Mint. Fortunately, they’re available from U.S. Money Reserve, America's Gold Authority®, online or over the phone.

Are you intrigued by the beautiful and historic 1/4 oz. Gold American Eagle Coin? Introduce it to your precious metals or retirement portfolio today and experience first-hand why it is one of the most popular and trusted gold bullion coins in the world. Contact U.S. Money Reserve today!

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