American Gold Eagles are a type of bullion coin minted by the United States Mint. They were first issued in 1986 and are made from 22-karat gold, meaning they contain 91.67% gold, with the remaining alloy consisting of silver and copper. The American Gold Eagle is considered one of the most popular gold bullion coins in the world.
American Gold Eagles come in several denominations, including 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1 oz, with the 1 oz coin being the most popular. The coins are also available in both proof and bullion versions, with the proof versions being struck multiple times to produce a more polished and detailed finish. The value of American Gold Eagles is primarily based on the market price of gold, but the rarity and condition of individual coins can significantly affect their value.