Mint Error Gold Eagle Coins

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About Mint Error Coins

Since the start of coin production, mints have been unintentionally producing coins with mint errors. Although we live in the age of technology, mints all around the world continue to inadvertently produce very distinctive "mint errors" on various strikes of coins and print currency. Mint errors result from mistakes occurring during the minting process. Examples of mint errors include incorrectly set planchets, debris, or mis-trikes. Due to the high production of coins each year, mint error coins usually hold great numismatic value for coin collectors. Certain mint errors prove to be more common than others. Accidental mint errors often drive up the prices of coins since they occur less frequently. This applies more so to present-day mint error coins that hold a greater value over older coins that may have been struck by hand.

Mint Error American Gold Eagle Coins

American Gold Eagle Coins are among the most sought-after coins in the industry. Their high gold purity content and beautiful design make them appreciated and in-demand. Furthermore, mint error American Eagle coins frequently sell for even higher premiums than regular Gold Eagles. This is due to the high collector value they hold. The many types of mint errors, including misalignments and struck-throughs, provide Gold American Eagle error coin collectors with many purchasing opportunities. These particular mint error American gold coins come in three categories: Mint Error Bullion Gold American Eagles, Mint Error Proof Gold American Eagles, and Mint Error Burnished Gold American Eagles.

American Gold Eagle Coins

The Coin Bullion Act of 1985 authorized the US Mint to produce gold bullion coins for the first time. Following the passing of this bill, the US Mint began producing the Gold American Eagle. This beloved American gold coin quickly became one of the most popular collector coins in the country. This coin continues to thrive, especially because all American Gold Eagle Coins are IRA-eligible, meaning they can be used to invest in retirement funds. With a purity guaranteed by the United States Government, Gold Eagle Coins contain .9167 fine gold, 0.3 fine silver, and also .5333 fine copper - added to obtain a more durable coin. 

American Gold Eagle Design

This beautiful gold American coin showcases the beloved design of the first Gold American Eagle coin minted in 1907. This differs from the well-known Silver American Eagle design, which also continues to be a popular choice for many collectors.

The obverse side of the American gold coin, created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, features a full-length Lady Liberty in the foreground. She strides confidently forward with her hair flowing behind her. Additionally, Lady Liberty holds a torch and an olive branch in her hands, representing enlightenment, peace, and victory. Stars that represent the fifty states encircle Lady Liberty with the sun's rays shining in the background. The background features the U.S. Capitol building, as well as the inscription "Liberty". The image is considered to be the most beautiful coin design in American coinage history. 

The reverse of the coin depicts an American Bald Eagle flying above his family. The male eagle holds an olive branch in his talons. This representation of the United States’ national symbol of patriotism and freedom emphasizes the importance and strength of the American family. The reverse design, created by the famous sculptor Miley Tucker-Frost, contains various inscriptions. These include ‘United States of America’, ‘In God We Trust’, “E Pluribus Unum’, as well as the weight and face value of the coin.