1/10 oz American Eagle $5 Gold Coin History:
First released by the United States mint in 1986, the gold American Eagle was the first modern bullion coin to be authorized by the United States congress and is backed by the US Mint for its weight, content and purity. The obverse of the coin, originally designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens for the country's $5 gold piece minted from 1907 to 1933, carries the image of a full length figure of Lady Liberty holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. The reverse side of the coin bears the image of a male bald eagle carrying an olive branch, flying towards his mate in a nest with their hatchlings. The 1/10 gold American Eagle has a diameter of 16.5mm, a thickness of 1.19mm, a total weight of .1091 troy ounces (or 3.93 grams), contains 1/10 troy ounce of pure gold, and has a face value of $5 fine 24 karat gold coins ever to be made by the United States Mint with a face value of $5.
The American Gold Eagle Half Oz is one of the most popular small bullion choices in the United States. In 1986, the United States Mint introduced the American Gold Eagle series, minted in four sizes (1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz and 1/10 oz). This is for the 1/10 oz American Eagle gold coin which has a face value of $5.
$5 American Eagle 1/10 oz Gold Coin Specifications:
- Mint started 1986
- Gold content .1091 troy oz.
- Thickness 2.87 mm
- Diameter 1.19 mm
- Known as the American Eagle Gold Coin