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American Eagle Coins

There are special coins that investors or coin collectors can make arrangements to buy. These coins unlike the normal coins will add more value to a collector's collection. These coins are known as the American Eagle Coins.

Unlike other types of coins, the American eagle coins are not sold for commercial purposes. Instead they are issued only to authorized dealers for selling purposes. Here is a couple of places where you should be able to find these American eagle coins:

•  Bank
•  Brokerage Companies
•  Wholesalers
•  Precious metal firms
•  Various other places approved by the US Mint.

There are also three types of American eagle coins:

•  Gold
•  Silver
•  Platinum

The quality of these coins is amazing. As I wrote earlier these coins are not sold directly to the public but in proof set. Therefore you must buy them at the current prices for gold and the other metal they are made from. To make sure they all sell for the same price (according to the market value of gold and other metal) they have a specific weight that is standard.

It is possible to buy American Eagle Coin in one ounce, one-tenth ounce, one-quarter ounce and one-half ounce denominations.

There is another name that is given for the American Eagle Coin. It is also called American Eagle Bullion Coins. The program to bring these coins out for investors to add physical amounts of gold and silver into their investments came into being in 1986. At this time the only American Eagle Coins were the gold and silver eagle coins that had at one time been in circulation. The platinum uncirculated American Eagle Coins were brought out into the open 1997.

As of today the most expensive of these American eagle coins are those of the gold Saint-Gaudens 1934 Twenty dollar pieces.

The reason for the high value of these American Eagle coins lies in the presidential decree of 1934 that banned the use of all forms of gold bullion. And since the twenty dollar American Eagle coins were made from gold they were immediately recalled and melted down. A few however, escaped this fate and survived in the world hunted by every avid coin collector.

If you really are interested in American eagle coins you should learn to properly recognize them. If you have any in your collection I would highly advice to keep them safe.