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American Eagle Bullion Coins

Congressionally authorized, American Eagle Bullion Coins are minted by the United States Mint. They are intended to provide investors with a convenient and cost-effective way to invest in precious metals. Since their launch, American Eagles have become the world's number one bullion coin investment products.

The United States Mint does not sell its bullion coins directly to the public. Instead, we distribute the coins in bulk, through a network of official distributors called "Authorized Purchasers" who, in turn, sell them to secondary retailers.

To become a United States Mint Authorized Purchaser of gold, silver, or platinum bullion coins, your firm must meet certain financial and professional criteria.

Criteria is based on metal type. See if your firm qualifies for bulk purchasing of:

Premiums and Minimums

Prices for American Eagles are based on the prevailing price of platinum, gold, and silver, plus a modest premium to cover minting, distribution, and marketing costs. Prices may change on a daily basis, as the platinum, gold, and silver markets fluctuate.

Silver Eagles

  • United States Mint's Authorized Purchasers are charged the price of silver plus $2.00 per coin premium.
  • Minimum ordering requirement: 25,000 coins

Gold Eagles

  • Premiums are as follows:
    • 1 ounce: 3%
    • 1/2 ounce: 5%
    • 1/4 ounce: 7%
    • 1/10 ounce: 9%
  • Minimum ordering requirement: 1,000 ounces

Platinum Eagles

  • A 4% premium is charged for the 1 ounce coin.
  • Minimum ordering requirement: 1,000 ounces.

For further information, call the United States Mint Bullion Program at (202) 354-6829. Or write:

United States Mint
Sales and Marketing
ATTN: Bullion Program
801 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20220