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American Eagle Bullion Coins for Investors


American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin Obverse
American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin
Obverse


American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin Reverse
American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin
Reverse



American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin Obverse
American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin
Obverse


American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin Reverse
American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin
Reverse


American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin Obverse
American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin
Obverse


American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin Reverse
American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin
Reverse



Congressionally authorized American Eagle Bullion coins provide investors with a convenient and cost effective way to add a small amount of physical platinum, gold, or silver to their investment portfolios. The American Eagle Bullion program was launched in 1986 with the sale of gold and silver bullion coins. Platinum was added to the American Eagle Bullion family in 1997.

A bullion coin is a coin that is valued by its weight in a specific precious metal. Unlike commemorative or numismatic coins valued by limited mintage, rarity, condition and age, bullion coins are purchased by investors seeking a simple and tangible means to own and invest in the gold, silver, and platinum markets. American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins are available in four denominations: one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce while the American Eagle Silver and Platinum Bullions Coins are only available in the one ounce size.

How to Buy American Eagle Bullion Coins

Aside from the proof version, the United States Mint does not sell American Eagle Bullion coins directly to the public. Instead, the Mint distributes uncirculated Bullion coins through a network of wholesalers, brokerage companies, precious metal firms, coin dealers, and participating banks, a network known as Authorized Purchasers.

This method provides effective and efficient distribution, which maximizes the availability of the coins in retail markets as well as major investment markets. For more information about American Eagle Bullion Coins, call 1-800-USA-GOLD.

American Eagle Bullion coins are sold based on the current market price of platinum, gold, or silver plus a small premium to cover minting, distribution, and marketing costs. A portion of this premium is often recoverable upon resale. Prices between dealers will vary. Volume discounts often apply.

Sales Totals for American Eagle Bullion Coins are available under Production & Sales Figures: Bullion Sales/Mintage Figures.

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