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American Gold Eagle Bullion Coin

The American Gold Eagle bullion coin is an official gold bullion coin of the United States of America. The American Gold Eagle came into being after the passing of the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985, and were first released in 1986. American Gold Eagle bullion coins are composed of 91.67% gold, 3% silver, and 5.33% copper. The reason American Gold Eagle coins are not pure gold, and are instead alloyed is to give the coin some added hardness, as pure gold is a very soft metal. The 22kt pureness of American Gold Eagle coins is what is commonly referred to as crown gold. The American Gold Eagle represents the first time the United States has used crown gold for its coins since 1834. From 1837 until 1986, when the American Gold Eagle debuted, gold American coins were ninety percent pure.

The American Gold Eagle coin comes in a variety of sizes: 1/10th ounce American Gold Eagle coins, 1/4 ounce American Gold Eagle coins, 1/2 ounce American Gold Eagle coins, and 1 ounce American Gold Eagle coins. All American Gold Eagle coins are measured in troy ounces, or fractions thereof.

The obverse design of the American Gold Eagle coin features a rendition of Augustus Saint Gaudens’ full length Lady Liberty Figure with flowing hair, bearing a torch in her right hand, and an olive branch in her left hand. The American Gold Eagle coins obverse also feature the capitol building on the left hand side of Lady Liberty.

The reverse design of the American Gold Eagle bears a male eagle with an olive branch in its talons, flying towards a female eagle and her hatchlings in a nest. This reverse design of the American Gold Eagle was designed by sculptor Miley Busiek.

American Gold Eagle coins are dated using Roman numerals from 1986 to 1991. From 1992 until the present day, American Gold Eagle coins are dated using traditional Arabic numerals. Because American Gold Eagle coins are legal tender currency, they all have a dollar value, but that dollar value is lower than the intrinsic value of the gold contained in American Gold Eagle coins. The 1/10 ounce American Gold Eagle coins have a 5 dollar value; the 1\4 ounce American Gold Eagle coins have a ten dollar value; the 1\2 ounce American Gold Eagle coins have a twenty five dollar value; and the one troy ounce American Gold Eagle coins have a fifty dollar value. Because of this, the American Gold Eagle coins can be used to pay all debts, public and private according to law, although it would be foolish to do that rather than sell them for their gold content.



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Always a good experience here! Definitely the place in town I enjoy buying coins from, and I’d recommend them to anybody. Helpful staff, reasonable prices, and wide selection.

Daniel B.

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to meet the owner and team at Nevada Coin and Jewelry. I didn’t know what to expect but they made me feel both comfortable and safe. I went through my collection of jewelry, both broken pieces and things I thought were of no value at all. They took the time to explain what each carat weight was worth and they helped me sort through my items. I was amazed at what they gave me for things I would never wear or use. I would recommend you stop in and speak to them, you might be as pleasantly surprised as I was.

Suzanne P.

I recently got divorced so I wanted to get rid of some of the jewelry my ex-husband got me. I found Nevada Coin and jewelry searching the web. When I called the guy that answered the phone was friendly and willing to quote me a price per gram. I went to their store on Flamingo, Avery whom I spoke to on the phone tested my items using some kind of x-ray machine. I could see that some of my jewelry was not the karat I thought (some lower some higher). He paid what he quoted on the phone no bait and switch. It took less than 15 minutes got my cash and got rid of some bad memories. I would recommend this company if you are looking to sell jewelry.

Virginia F.

My Aunt recently passed and she lived in the outskirts of Las Vegas. While my sister and I went through her estate we found a number of items that neither of us considered keeping, but our aunt was clear in her will that she wanted us to use her things to make a profit and in turn use that money to help our futures. We shopped around, especially not being from the area, and got a lot of negative experiences just on the phone. People were rude, uninformative, and really just gave us a feeling they wanted to rip us off. It made us think of those dirty pawn shops you “hear about”. Finally I called Nevada Coin and Jewelry and the whole day shifted! We described a few pieces of jewelry and they helped us figure out initially a general value based on the metal. Of course, they did explain the importance of actually coming in and examining the pieces individually. That level of service over the phone got us through the door. When we went to the spot we were greeted with the same level courtesy, but the professionalism when going over each item and it’s value was through the roof! They took the time to explain why each item was worth what amount and even gave us a little bit of history on the styles. At the end of the day, my sister and I walked away with a sizable amount of money to put towards my son’s college fund and my sister’s vet school. Thanks, Nevada Coin and Jewelry!

Ashleigh L.

As a first timer in selling, I was a bit apprehensive. I did not know what to expect and was a little worried about a previous reviewers comments. Yes the office was stark and clinical. The staff however, more than made up for any downfall in the decor. Very helpful, polite and understanding to any ‘silly’ questions that were asked. All in all a pleasant experience, and one that should the opportunity arise I would go through again!

Marie G.

This place is definitely recommended!!! A.J. and David are amazing…very helpful and nice people at that! I would totally consider going to this place.

Bree D.

Great family run store. I’m well taken care of every time I show up at this location. Thank you Nick.

They took the time to help me sell my item and find an item. The staff does not rush you or pressure you into buying something. They take you on a little adventure by telling you about the items you are selling and looking at…

Miller B.

I brought them some gold pendants, rings and a few other pieces. I knew they weren’t worth that much but I needed the cash. The guys (and there are a lot of them) were really nice and not the least bit condescending. They know when you come in to sell there is a reason but they don’t make you feel bad or inadequate. The store is filled with interesting objects for sale and for show. A very nice and very fair place to buy and sell. I highly recommend them.

Linda P.

The staff are quick at work but not too quick to make you feel pressured into buying items or selling your items. They teach you about the items and tell you if they have use for your items or not. If they don’t have use for your items they call other places to see if they have a use for the items. Great staff!


Wonderful experience, Nick and Laura made it seamless and stress free. Thank you! They also sell super cool items!!

While vacationing in Las Vegas I did what a lot of people do I’m sure or at least that’s what I’m telling my wife ..I blew through the money I brought a little quicker than expected and I ended up having to shop my Rolex around to several dealers to save the trip. So I looked online for places, most offers over the phone were low and that’s if they would even quote me in the first place. I spoke to a guy at Nevada Coin and Jewelry who gave me a fair ball park price and a reasonable explanation as to why his number couldn’t be solid. Went down expecting to get the lower number and in fact Robert their Rolex expert said my Rolex was a better model then I had described. He paid me a higher number than he quoted. Thanks for saving my vacation guys.

Weldon O.