2010 $50 American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin

The 2010 $50 American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin is part of a program that first appeared in 1986 as part of the Bullion Coin Act of 1985.

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Gold Eagles have appeared annually since that date with the coins available in four different sizes – the standard one ounce as well as the fractional 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce and 1/10 ounce coins.

All of the gold used in the Eagles is obtained from mining sources within the United States or its territories.

Historic Mintage on Gold Eagles

The total historic mintage on Gold Eagle Bullion Coins is shown below :

1986 – 3,238,500

1987 – 2,040,500

1988 – 851,000

1989 – 839,000

1990 – 715,000

1991 – 472,000

1992 – 638,600

1993 – 796,000

1994 – 559,500

1995 – 600,500

1996 – 729,500

1997 – 1,317,000

1998 – 3,487,500

1999 – 5,097,000

2000 – 463,000

2001 – 709,000

2002 – 607,500

2003 – 786,500

2004 – 893,000

2005 – 822,500

2006 – 559,500

2007 – 409,500

2008 – 1,172,000

2009 – 1,805,500

 

The numbers above include all four sizes of the Eagle Coins – one ounce, 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce and 1/10 ounce.

Issue Information

The Mint does not sell the Bullion Eagles directly to the public. Instead a network of authorized purchasers buys the bullion in bulk from the Mint and then resells the coins to individuals for a small premium over the spot price of the gold contained within them.

Release Date

The One Ounce Gold Eagle Bullion Coins were released on January 19, 2010. The fractionals made their debut on June 10, 2010.

Issue Price

Price on the Eagle Bullion Coins is dictated by the current spot price of the gold contained within them.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

Although no "W" mintmark is present on the bullion coins, each was struck at the US Mint’s facility in West Point.

Designer & Sculptor

The obverse (heads side) of the Gold Eagles is based on a design by Augustus St. Gaudens that debuted in 1907. The design is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful ever produced and shows an image of the mythical figure of Liberty.

The reverse (tails side) was designed by Miley Busiek and shows a family of Eagles with one in flight.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $50, $25, $10, $5
Finish: Bullion
Composition: 91.67% Au 3% Ag 5.33% Cu
Standard Weight: 33.930 g, 16.965 g, 8.483 g, 3.393 g
Standard Diameter: 32.70 mm, 27 mm, 22 mm, 16.5 mm
Edge: Reeded

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