2011 American Gold Eagles

The American Gold Eagle is minted in 22 karat gold and features one of the most beautiful coin designs of all time. The bullion versions of the coins are offered in four different sizes and contain one, one-half, one-quarter, or one-tenth ounce of pure gold. The coins have been minted and issued since 1986.

The obverse design was created by Augustus Saint Gaudens and used for the circulating gold double eagle, minted from 1907 to 1933. Liberty appears in flowing gown, with a lit torch and olive branch. The rays of the rising sun are behind with an image of the U.S. Capitol building offset to the left. The reverse features a family of eagles designed by Miley Busiek for the series.

The 2011 Gold Eagles went on sale to authorized purchasers on January 3, 2011. Like other US Mint bullion coins, this group purchases in bulk quantities and then resells to the public. The initial sales levels show a retraction from last year, when demand for gold bullion was especially heavy.

Currently the US Mint only has the one ounce bullion version of the 2011-dated Gold Eagle available. Fractional weight bullion coins are expected to be offered later in the year. Collector proof versions across all standard weights are scheduled to be released on April 24, 2011.

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