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Gold American Eagle Proof 70 Coins

America's #1 Investment Coin

The World's Premier Gold Coin Investment

Security, Protection, Trust

Security and Growth for Serious Investors

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Watch this video to learn how to diversify within precious metals using Gold American Eagle Proof 70 Investment Grade Coins to protect your investment portfolio over the long-term. Not sure what to invest in? Take our 3-minute portfolio quiz to discover the best approach to balancing your portfolio.

When Congress passed the Bullion Coin Act of 1985, the U.S. Mint's first major project was the creation of the Gold American Eagle 1oz coin, made entirely from gold mined in the United States. Each year, the U.S. Treasury creates a regular "Mint State" version of the Gold Eagle made for bullion market speculation and circulation, as well as an Investment Grade "Proof" version of the coin, designed for serious medium- and long-term precious metals investors.

Mint State "bullion" coins, including the Gold American Eagle, are priced according to the fluctuations of the Commodities Exchange (COMEX) Index and are available for purchase through our online store.

Due to the extreme limits of inventory and incredibly high investor demand, Gold Eagle Proof 70 Investment Grade coins are available for acquisition exclusively through our Private Client Services Division.

Historical Past & Bright Future Ahead

Mintage Year

Total Mintage

2015 PF70 Population

2015

65,000*

863

2014

120,000*

1,523

2013

71,959*

1,216

2012

70,954

1,732

2011

146,566

1,315

2010

202,799

1,828

2008

99,832

707

2007

200,577

2,041

2006-A

102,908

2,083

2006

164,818

1,984

2005

156,029

1,156

2004

119,515

677

2003

126,933

853

2002

124,251

700

2001

110,938

586

Mintage Year

Total Mintage

2015 PF70 Population

2000

151,042

611

1999

144,699

417

1998

120,158

466

1997

119,160

541

1996

166,477

559

1995

201,949

869

1994

202,279

615

1993

170,612

157

1992

196,945

499

1991

224,709

743

1990

276,060

268

1989

238,185

482

1988

405,570

730

1987

290,896

672

1986

446,290

1,383

 

Source: Mintage figures provided by the United States Mint. "Proof 70 Sets" indicates the maximum possible population of perfect condition sets for the year given (NGC, August 2015). *Exact total mintage figures are undetermined at the time of publishing. For 2013, figures represent last reported sales from the U.S. Mint. For 2014 and 2015, figures represent an estimate based on opening sales published by the U.S. Mint.

 

 

 

Investment Grade Coins Outperform Bullion in Last 5 Years

2015 Gold American Eagle Chart

Gold Timeline:

  1. April 2010: A $10k initial investment would buy 8.71 oz of gold or approximately 2 rare Gold American Eagle Proof 70 sets (8 coins).

  2. May 2010: The price of Gold bullion and Gold Eagle Proof 70 sets jumps as investor demand drives prices higher.

  3. June 2011: The market price of Gold Eagle Proof 70 sets rallies as supply of key sets diminishes.

  4. Aug 2011: Gold bullion reaches a record high above $1,900 per ounce based on investor concern related to the downgrading of the U.S. Credit Rating, and the Debt Ceiling.

  5. Aug 2012: A rush of investors begins to liquidate their bullion and move into Investment Grade Coins, including Gold Eagle Proof 70 sets.

  6. Sept 2012: Gold bullion hits a high for the year, as the Fiscal Cliff and Debt Ceiling talks reach a fever pitch.

  7. Nov 2012: Gold bullion starts a multi-month slide, while the price of Gold Eagle Proof 70 sets continues to climb.

  8. Jan-Sept 2013: Gold bullion prices fall week-over-week, including a massive crash in mid-April, which dropped the price by $170 per ounce over 2 trading days.

  9. Dec 2013: The market price of gold drops below $1,200 per ounce as the Fed announces a “tapering” of the bond-buying, which had been helping to prop up the market somewhat.

  10. Feb 2014: Bullion prices solidified in Q1 of 2014 as Russia rattled it sabers in Ukraine and around the world.

  11. Mar 2014: Gold Eagle Proof 70 hold their gains even as gold bullion starts a tumultuous year of price volatility.

  12. June-July 2014: Militant group ISIS breaks onto the international news scene with brutal terrorist acts in the Middle East, putting world financial markets on edge.

  13. October 2014: Fears of the Ebola virus rock the United States and countries around the world. Meanwhile, gold prices fall as the Stock Market rallies.

  14. January 2015: Gold prices start the year strong as oil prices fall and the Stock Market wobbles. Gold Eagle Proof 70 sets begin a new cycle and start to climb in price.

Gold Coins for True Investors

Gold Eagle Proofs that have been independently tested and certified in "museum quality" condition are considered "Investment Grade Coins" due to their rarity and premium value over the standard issue coins, much like the difference between a "common stock" and a "preferred stock."

As such, their value is not directly tied to the fluctuations in the market price of gold (also known as the "spot price"). Due to ever-increasing demand and a fixed supply, the value for these coins is more stable over time and the investment performance has out-paced gold bullion for many years. That's why the U.S. Gold Bureau recommends Investment Grade Coins as a long-term store of value, helping to protect your financial portfolio from dips in the bullion market and turbulent economic times like we are experiencing now, while setting you up for significant appreciation over time.

Investors select these coins for their rarity and market demand, which preserves their value, even when the commodities market fluctuates. The value and price of these coins is driven by their rarity, tracked as the "Proof 70 population," which indicates how many of these coins are in existence in the world. The lower the population, the higher the value. Serious investors work to assemble deep portfolios of these coins, accumulating a coin set from each year of mintage, plus multiple sets of the most prized years, when possible.

These sets are acquired by our company through estate sales, private auctions, seized bank vaults, buy-backs from past clients locking in their return, national coin shows, and through the local rare coin dealer network. Clients of our Private Client Services Division have the first opportunity to acquire these sets before they are made available to the general public.

The Date Run Collection: The Ultimate Gold Eagle Investment

This limited opportunity is available for the discerning client that knows that a complete Date Run of Gold American Eagle Proof 70 coins is the rarest of the rare. This is truly the Holy Grail for Gold Eagle investors, who realize that in coin investing, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

The Gold American Eagle Date Run includes a coin representing each denomination, for each year of mintage. This includes the 1oz for 1986, the 1oz and 1/2oz for 1987, and the 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz and 1oz coin for each year from 1988 to the present date (except for 2009, when no Gold Eagle Proofs were minted), making it the ultimate Gold American Eagle Collection.

If you are looking for a place to protect and grow a portion of your financial portfolio, protecting it from the rollercoaster of the stock market and the manipulation and uncertainty of the gold bullion commodity market, this Date Run portfolio represents a stable and secure addition to your asset mix. Call your Precious Metals Specialist or our Private Client Services Division today at (800) 219-2359 and learn how the addition of this entire date run can assist you in accomplishing your financial goals.

Additionally, the U.S. Mint minted a special edition 2006 3-coin American Eagle 20th Anniversary Gold Set, containing a proof, reverse proof and uncirculated one-ounce Gold Eagle, all bearing the "W" mint mark. Learn more

 

 

Gold Eagle Coin Facts

There are many times fewer proofs than mint state coins minted each year and only a very small percentage of those coins receive a perfect Proof 70 certification, which guarantees their condition for the life of the coin. These are the most prized coins for serious investors, who value the coins for their extreme rarity and benefit from the increasing demand for the coins, which drives the yearly investment performance numbers.

The front of the Gold American Eagle coins features a design that is inspired by the original $20 Gold Double Eagle, designed by Augustus Saint Gaudens and minted from 1907 to 1933.

In 1986, the first year of issue for the Gold Eagle, the Mint only made a 1oz coin, with a $50 face value. In 1987, the Mint also produced a 1/2oz coin with a face value of $25. Each subsequent year, the Mint has produced the Gold Eagle in 4 sizes: 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz ($10 face) and 1/10 oz ($5 face).