American Gold Eagle 1/2 oz 2020
Condition – Investment Grade
The American Gold Eagle 1/2 oz 2020 is a popular gold bullion choice worldwide. In 1986, the United States Mint introduced the American Gold Eagle series in four sizes (1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz and 1/10 oz). From 1986 through 1991 the US Mint dated these coins using Roman Numerals. Beginning in 1992 they have used traditional Arabic Numerals.
On the front of the coin is a depiction of Liberty taken from the famous $20 gold piece (1907-1933) designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
The back features a family of eagles and includes United States of America, E Pluribus Unum, In God We Trust, weight (1/2 oz fine gold) and its symbolic legal tender value ($25).
Because of its popularity the US Mint produces quantities of the American Gold Eagle 1/2 oz 2020 each year – all closely follow the price of gold.
Reasons for its popularity include: (1) The American Gold Eagle 1/2 oz 2020 appeals to a worldwide audience because of its low premium. It is also a popular choice for Individual Retirement Accounts. (2) The coin is easy to buy and sell because dealers worldwide post daily buy and sell prices. (3) The American Eagle contains one half ounce of the gold so valuation is simple. (4) The US Mint places 40 of these gold coins in a plastic tube which allows for easy storage. (5) This coin also has a following in the “survival” community. Those who want a real US gold legal tender coin of smaller denomination for daily needs in case of emergency.
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