The American Gold Eagle Bullion Coin series is available in four denominations/sizes: $50 - 1 ounce | $25 - 1/2 ounce | $10 - 1/4 ounce | $5 - 1/10 ounce.
Authorized by the Bullion Coin Act of 1985, American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins quickly became one of the world's leading gold bullion investment coins. Produced from gold mined in the United States, American Eagles are imprinted with their gold content and legal tender "face" value.
American Eagles use the durable 22 karat standard established for gold circulating coinage over 350 years ago. They contain their stated amount of pure gold, plus small amounts of alloy. This creates harder coins that resist scratching and marring, which can diminish resale value.
Minted to exacting standards, the obverse (front) design is inspired by what's often considered one of America's most beautiful coins: Augustus Saint-Gaudens' celebrated $20 gold piece, minted from 1907-1933.
The reverse design, by sculptor Miley Busiek, features a male eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her hatchlings.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
E PLURIBUS UNUM
IN GOD WE TRUST
*source of description (with modifications): U.S. Mint