American Eagle Bullion Coins

Congressionally authorized, American Eagle Bullion Coins are minted and issued 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 through a network of official distributors called “Authorized Purchasers” who, in turn, create a two-way market buying and selling to wholesalers, financial institutions, and other secondary retailers.

To become a United States Mint Authorized Purchaser of gold, silver, platinum, or palladium 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 gold, silver, platinum, or palladium plus a modest premium to cover minting, distribution, and marketing costs. Prices change on a daily basis, as the gold, silver, platinum and palladium markets fluctuate.

American Eagle Silver Bullion

  • United States Mint Authorized Purchasers are charged the LBMA Silver Price plus a $2.00 per coin premium.
  • Minimum ordering requirement: 25,000 ounces

American Eagle Gold Bullion

  • United States Mint Authorized Purchasers are charged the LBMA PM Gold Price plus a percentage premium as follows:
    • 1-ounce: 3%
    • 1/2-ounce: 5%
    • 1/4-ounce: 7%
    • 1/10-ounce: 9%
  • Minimum ordering requirement: 1,000 ounces

American Eagle Platinum Bullion

  • United States Mint Authorized Purchasers are charged the LBMA PM Platinum Price plus a 4% premium.
  • Minimum ordering requirement: 100 ounces.

American Eagle Palladium Bullion

  • United States Mint Authorized Purchasers are charged the LBMA PM Palladium Price plus a 6.25% premium.
  • Minimum ordering requirement: 100 ounces.

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

United States Mint
Numismatic and Bullion Directorate
ATTN: Bullion Branch
801 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20220

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