1/2 Troy Ounce of Pure Gold. In the brief twenty-seven year period since its introduction, the American Gold Eagle has become the most widely traded gold bullion coin in the world, continuing golds five thousand year history of desirability and value. As a further testament to the American governments belief in the soundness of these coins and their suitability as investments, American Gold Eagles were the only gold items of any kind allowed to fund Individual Retirement Accounts i. IRAs prior to 1997. Security, history, beauty: the American Gold Eagle. The American Gold Eagle is the only bullion coin in the world whose purity is guaranteed by the government of the United States. It stands at the summit of a two hundred year history of American gold coinage. The American Gold Eagle program began with the Gold Bullion Act of 1985 which led directly to the production of the first American Gold Eagles in 1986. As stipulated by law, American Gold Eagles are composed of gold mined solely in the United States with a purity of 91.67% or 22k, the three hundred and fifty year standard for gold bullion coins. The obverse, or front of the coin, descends directly from the most beautiful coin in US history: the 1907 Double Eagle designed by the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens and chosen by Theodore Roosevelt to symbolize his sense of the United States as an emerging power in the world. Lady Liberty is depicted striding toward the viewer from out of a rising sun, hair flowing, with a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. The inscription Liberty is boldly struck above her head. The reverse, or back of the coin, features a new design created by the sculptor Miley Busiek in 1986 expressly for the American Gold Eagle. In her depiction, a male bald eagle with an olive branch in its talons flies towards the nest of his mate and their hatchlings and over the inscriptions E Pluribus Unum and In God We Trust. As symbolic pieces of numismatic art, these coins excel at representing our country and the ideals upon which it was founded. Guaranteed authentic and fully genuine. We are dedicated to helping individuals and families protect their hard-earned assets and increase their wealth by investing in physical gold and silver. As a trusted retailer of gold and silver, please consider making us your source for purchasing Precious Metals. We offer discounts for purchasing in large quantities. Precious metals markets are fluid. All sales subject to continued availability. The item “2004 American Eagle FINE GOLD Official US Government BULLION $$$ Half Ounce” is in sale since Saturday, June 13, 2015. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Gold\Coins”. The seller is “collector1611″ and is located in Munford, Alabama. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.
- Coin: American Eagle
- Precious Metal Content: 1/2 oz
- Year: 2004
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States