A Brief Introduction to the Famed American Gold Eagle
The American Gold Eagle is an official gold bullion coin of the United States. Authorized under the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985, it was first released by the United States Mint in 1986. The Gold Eagle contains one ounce of pure gold. It contains 91.67% gold (22 karat), 3% silver, and 5.33% copper. This is the make the coin more durable for general circulation.