The American Gold Eagle 1/10 oz coin is one of the most popular fractional gold coins in the world, with its popularity and production increasing each year. Each coin comes with a secure guarantee from the United States Government, so you can be assured you are making a safe and secure investment. Each 1/10 oz Gold Eagle is composed of 91.67 percent gold, 5.33 percent copper and 3 percent silver, all in Brilliant Uncirculated Condition. Over 19.1 million gold eagles have been minted since the series began in 1986. The obverse design of each Gold Eagle depicts the patriotic image of a robed Lady Liberty striding forward. The reverse depicts a mother eagle with her hatchlings, as a protective, male eagle keeps watch overhead. Although the collection features a variety of sizes, the dime sized 1/10 oz is the smallest option in the Gold Eagle family. All Gold Eagle 1/10 oz coins have a face value of $5. Coins are available for individual purchase and will arrive in a protective, plastic flip for your convenience. Bulk options include tubes of 50 or Monster Boxes of 5000 coins, for a total of 100 tubes.
Gold Eagle 1/10 oz Coin Highlights:
- Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the American Gold Eagle
- All 1/10 oz coins hold a legal tender value of $5
- Produced by the United States Mint since 1986
- Purity, weight and content are guaranteed by the U.S. Government
- Mintage dates may vary and are based on current inventory
- Contains a full tenth ounce of .999 gold in Brilliant Uncirculated condition
- Coins can arrive individually in a protective, plastic flip or be sent in tubes of 20 and Monster Boxes of 500 (25 individual tubes)
- Popular among investors and collectors alike
- Add a pair of cotton gloves to your order for safe handling of your gold eagle investment.
About American Gold Eagle 1/10 oz Coins
Gold coins were used for legal tender under the Coinage Act of 1792. However, after an executive order issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, they were removed from circulation. 1972 and the Nixon presidency brought a reversal to this order, which had banned the private ownership of gold bullion. Americans were once again able to build their portfolios and invest in their futures. The 1/10 oz American Gold Eagles were first minted in 1986, after the passage of the Gold Bullion Act of 1985, under President Ronald Reagan. This act authorized the United States Mint to produce American Gold Eagles but only with gold mined inside the U.S. The U.S. Mint originally used Roman Numerals to date the coins but switched to the traditional Arabic Numerals in 1992. American Eagle coins are available in gold, silver, platinum or palladium, in addition to various sizes. All Gold Eagles have a weight and purity that is backed by the Federal Government.
Design of 1/10 oz Gold Eagles
On the obverse of the American Gold Eagle, you will find an image of the robed Lady Liberty, walking forward with her torch and olive branch. The United States Capitol is seen in the distance, in the far left-hand corner, with stars adorning the outer edge. This design is a rendition of the iconic and unmistakable artwork of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, created in 1907. The image is taken from the $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin, commissioned by Theodore Roosevelt to generate coinage similar to ancient Greek and Roman currency. The word “Liberty” and the year are additionally engraved. The reverse image, designed in 1986 by sculptor Miley Busiek, depicts a female eagle in her nest as she guards her hatchlings. A male eagle, holding an olive branch in its beak, protectively flies overhead. Busiek, who had previously designed a medallion for the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan, was inspired by a speech Reagan had given at the Republican National Convention in 1980, where he emphasized the need to unify for the greater good. Instead of designing a single eagle, as was the common pattern, Busiek decided to depict an entire family, signifying strength, unity and security. Inscriptions on the reverse include “United States of America”, “E Pluribus Unum”, “In God We Trust” and “1/10 oz. Fine Gold – 5 Dollars”. The diameter is .650 inches with reeded edging.
1/10 oz Gold Eagle Composition
All American Gold Eagles are produced in a 22-karat gold alloy. Commonly referred to as “crown gold”, this practice was originally formulated by King Henry VIII during the mid-16th century. This coin contains a 91.67 percentage of gold, with the remaining components being small portions of silver and copper alloys. Each coin is specifically marked by weight, which is the actual amount of gold weight measured in troy ounces.
American Gold Eagle 1/10 oz Coin Packaging
Individual American Gold Eagles will arrive in protective, plastic flips. Bulk options include mint tubes of 50 coins or Monster Boxes of 5000 coins, with the box holding a total of 100 tubes. All American Gold Eagles provided in this listing are in BU condition.
Why Buy Gold Eagle 1/10 oz Coins?
As one of the most popular gold coins in the world, the beauty and confidence that is carried with it makes each American Gold Eagle a cut above the average, whether you are buying or selling. Protect yourself from deteriorating economic trends by using gold as your tool to combat inflation. Build your IRA or give a Golden Eagle as a memorable and lasting gift for friends and family. If you have any questions regarding the American Gold Eagle 1/10 oz Coin, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here to help!