The American Eagle is produced by the United States Mint and was first introduced in 1986. The 1 oz gold Eagle coin is struck in 22 carat gold (.9167) and each coin contains one troy ounce of pure gold.
The obverse design features a rendition of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' full length figure of Lady Liberty with flowing hair, holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. The reverse design, by sculptor Miley Busiek, features a male eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her hatchlings.
|Alloy||916.67 Fine Gold|
|Reverse Designer||Miley Busiek|
|Obverse Designer||Augustus Saint-Gaudens|
|Pure Metal Type||Gold|
|Pure Metal Content||1 Troy Oz|