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Liberty and Indian Head designs

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Introduction to United States Gold CoinsEdit

Gold has served as money or established a monetary value longer than any other material.


One Dollar Gold Coin

Coined from 1849-1889, this is the SMALLEST of all U.S. Coins. With only two types, this is one of the most short-lived denominations of its era. The two types are Liberty Head and Indian Princess Head.

Quarter Eagle $2.50 Gold Coin
This denomination was first coined in 1796. It's five types are Capped Bust to right, Capped Bust to left, Classic Head, Liberty Head, and Indian Head.

Half Eagle $5.00 Gold Coin

This Denomination was the first gold coin struck for the United States. Its types are Capped Bust to right, Heraldic Eagle, Capped Bust to left, Classic Head, Liberty Head, and Indian Head.

Eagle $10.00 Gold Coin

This denomintion was first coined in 1795. Its denominations are Capped Bust to right, Heraldic Eagle, Liberty Head, and Indian Head.

Double Eagle $20.00 Gold Coin

The largest denomintion of regular issues was authorized right after the California Gold Rush of 1848. Its two denominations are Liberty Head and the magnificent, the beautiful, the Awesome, the SAINT-GAUDENS TWENTY DOLLAR DOUBLE EAGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gold as BullionEdit

There are several U.S. isseud bullion gold coins. One of those is the American Eagle Gold Coins that come in tenth-ounce, quarter-ounce, half-ounce, one ounce. Another is the American Buffalo which has the same denominations. And last the First Spouse Half-Ounce Gold Coins.

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