1/2 Oz American Gold Eagle Coin, Type 1 Design (Dates Our Choice)

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1/2 Oz Gold Coin Design

Gold Eagle Coins are recognized everywhere as one of the world's most popular coins - particularly in the affordable gold half-ounce size. American Eagles are available in various precious metal options such as silver coins, gold coins, platinum coins, and palladium coins. American Eagle designs are even sometimes included on other metal products. American Eagle coins are available in a number of different denomination sizes, including the classic one-ounce ($50 face value), half-ounce ($25 face value), quarter-ounce ($10 face value), and tenth-ounce ($5 face value).

Although these twenty-five dollar (25 USD) coins, the 1/2 ounce gold bullion American Eagle coin, have a government-stamped face value, their market value is worth much more. Most of the American Gold Eagle coins are not prized for a collectible numismatic investment but instead are worth their weight in gold. Whether buying or selling American Eagle gold bullion coins, they are primarily purchased for the amount of fine gold they possess and act as a store of value while they equally hedge against inflation and maintain wealth. It's always a good idea to check spot prices, premiums, and customer reviews before conducting a transaction, buying or selling your American Gold Eagle coins to ensure you get what you pay for.

The Striding Liberty artwork, also known as Lady Liberty, was first created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens for the 1907-1933 double eagle gold bullion coin that can be purchased on Money Metals. Collectors and investors alike appreciate the iconic image and have maintained its vast popularity since its reproduction with the classic American Gold Eagle. This classic American coin highlights the liberty, strength, and success of the United States.

The striking, robed, Lady Liberty on the obverse (heads) holds the torch of liberty aloft in one hand and the olive branch of victory in the other, as originally designed by artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Lady Liberty is surrounded by 46 stars, and behind her is Washington D.C., emitting 27 sun rays.

Pre-2021 type 1 designs by Miley Busiek have a family of bald eagles adorning the reverse (tails)- protecting their young hatchlings in a nest. It is a stunning and iconic design, generally considered to be among the most beautiful of United States Mint coins. Post-2021 type 2 designs by Jennie Norris have a close-up side profile of an American bald eagle that symbolizes freedom and power. American Eagle gold bullion coins are minted by the US Mint at the Philadelphia Mint and the West Point Mint locations.

Each brilliant uncirculated (BU) U.S. Mint gold American eagle 1/2 Troy ounce coin carries a legal tender currency face value of $25 U.S. dollars. Additionally, coins are marked with gold content - 1/2 oz fine gold. Though the coins contain a full half troy oz of gold, the purity is 22k with 91.67% pure gold, 3% silver, and 5.33% copper alloy. Although these gold coins have less fine gold than many gold bars, the American Gold Eagle qualifies for a self-directed precious metals Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and can be stored in the Money Metals Depository.

The total coin weight of the American Gold Eagle is 16.966 grams, although the actual gold content is only around 15.5527322 grams. The gross weight of each coin is slightly heavier than 1/2 oz because the gold is alloyed with a bit of copper and silver. Every coin's weight and purity are assured by the US Mint. You can purchase these American Mint gold coins from Money Metals Exchange!

The 1/2 ounce is the second largest size among the fractional Gold Eagles minted. The diameter is 27 mm or 1.06299 inches. Investors choose this close-to-quarter-sized coin to diversify their gold holdings (a US Washington Quarter has a diameter of 24.3 mm and a weight of 5.67 grams). The day may come when larger 1 oz gold bullion coins are simply unaffordable for many people, raising demand for fractional-sized coinage.

Buying 1/2 ounce American Gold Eagle Coins

The 1/2-ounce size is also popular among preparedness-minded stackers who want American gold Eagles and coins suitable for barter if needed. One-ounce gold coins for sale may be impractical for use in smaller transactions where it would require the counter-party to make lots of changes.

Buyers can be confident that any 1/2 oz Gold Eagles purchased today will be in high demand whenever the time comes to sell. Dealer bid prices for these coins are generally the highest pricing among all fractional sovereign coins because they always sell quickly, so they have high liquidity.

These coins make a fine and memorable gift. Ask about our options for encapsulating them in an Air-Tite capsule - a clear, hard plastic case that is round in shape. Larger quantity orders may come in the packaging of a single tube, mint tubes, a box, or monster boxes for added protection and to maintain the good condition of your precious metal coin collection portfolio investment. This protects your items and everything from shipping through delivery, and thereafter, which ensures that your products are delivered without any issues.

Alternatives to the 1/2 ounce American Gold Eagles

Alternative investment products within a similar budget range as the collectible American Gold Eagle 1/2 ounce gold bullion coin to also consider include the Austrian Mint Gold Philharmonic coin, the Australian Perth Mint Gold Kangaroo coin, the Royal Canadian Mint Gold Maple Leafs coins, the British Royal Mint Queen's Beasts gold coins, China Mint Chinese Gold Panda, Mexican Mint Libertad gold coins, or South African Mint gold Krugerrands. Other precious metal items and products may include a fractional gold bar, gold ingots, gold rounds, investment-grade gold bullion jewelry, or silver items such as silver coins, junk silver, silver bars, silver ingots, or silver rounds. The American Silver Eagles are also a great option.

Suppose you have any questions (FAQ) about 1/2 ounce gold coins, other denominations, other gold coins to buy, other metal investment products, proof coins, collectible gold bullion coins, silver bullion coins, coins of a particular series or categories, another precious metal item, a metal piece from a random year, payment options, making purchases, etc. In that case, you should call Money Metals Exchange directly at our phone number: 1-800-800-1865 to inquire about the current American Gold Eagle price and product availability and/or to place an order.

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Product Specifications
Mint Facility: U.S. Mint
Denomination: $25.00 USD
Date: 1986 to Present
Quality / Type: Bullion, Uncirculated
Purity: 91.67% gold (22 karat), 3% silver, 5.33% copper
Gold Weight: 1/2 oz. - 0.5000 ounces (0.5455 gross)
Diameter: 1/2 oz. - 1.063 inches (27.00 mm)
Edge: Reeded
Obverse Design: Standing Liberty
Reverse Design: Nesting Eagles
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  • Brian R.
    February 20th, 2022
    MME is the best!
    I only wish I had purchased metals throughout my life, especially when I was younger. The 1/2 oz Gold Eagle adds another denomination. I'll be buying from MME for a long, long time. Great service!
  • John E.
    July 31st, 2021
    Not disappointed in quality
    Coin received in great unblemished condition.
  • Michael H.
    December 22nd, 2020
    Another awesome purchase
    Once again, another awesome purchase from a company who outperforms all others. Who have gone above and beyond customer satisfaction. The half ounce gold Eagle I received is a 2020 and it looks like it came straight from the mint. Thank you again for the outstanding service you provided.
  • Ron H.
    July 18th, 2018
    Great purchase from an honest, dependable company.
    I am very satisfied with the 1/2 oz American Gold Eagle coin I purchased from MMX, as I have been with all of my purchases from Money Metals Exchange.
  • richard m.
    May 12th, 2018
    Dependable and as Depicted
    I have been buying form these folks since early 2014 - always accurate, always on time, great service. These folks are trustworthy, I'll never buy from anyone else!