2013 $50 Gold Eagle MS69 NGC Early Release Coin

The design features Lady Liberty carrying an olive branch and a torch. This is a very desirable "fractional" gold piece weighing one ounce. Collectors are attracted to this piece as it allows them to own highly collectible US gold coinage at a fraction of the price of a larger piece.

The Gold American Eagle is the official gold bullion coin of the United States. In 1986, the United States began striking silver and gold bullion coins to compete with world bullion coins such as the Canadian Maple Leaf, the South African Krugerrand, and others. The obverse of U.S. gold bullion coins follows the artistic design created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens for the $20 Gold Double Eagles issued from 1907-1933. This one is graded by NGC as a Mint State 69 which makes it even more desirable as well more valuable. Each one ounce Eagle contains a full 31.1 grams of pure gold, with an additional alloy of silver and copper, bringing the total weight up to 33.9 grams: 91.67% gold (22 karat), 3% silver, and 5.33% copper.

Specifications:

  • Coin Type: Gold American Eagle
  • Certified: NGC
  • Grade: MS69
  • Diameter: 32.7 mm.
  • Denomination: $50
  • Mintage Year: 2013
  • Obverse: Liberty
  • Reverse: Eagle (soaring above nest)
  • Distributed by American Collectors Mint, LLC.

    American Eagle:
    The United States Mint began the American Eagle coin program in 1986. American Eagles are struck each year in silver, gold, and, since 1997, platinum bullion. The Silver Eagle is only available in a $1 denomination. As genuine legal tender, it is the only silver bullion coin whose weight and purity are guaranteed by the United States Government. Each silver coin contains a minimum of one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver. The Gold Eagle comes in $5, $10, $25, and $50 denominations with the values representing 1/10, 1/4, 1/2, and 1 ounce of gold, respectively. The Platinum Eagle is struck in denominations of $10, $25, $50, and $100 with values representing 1/10, 1/4, 1/2, and 1 ounce of platinum, respectively. American Eagles are available in both Proof and Uncirculated strikes.

    The Silver Eagle obverse features Adolph Weinman's classic "Liberty Walking" design which shows Lady Liberty mid-step, draped in the American flag with her right arm extended toward the sun and olive branches cradled in her left arm. The Gold Eagle obverse offers a design inspired by the 1907 $20 gold piece created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens with Lady Liberty standing at the center in front of the sun, holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left hand. The Platinum Eagle obverse shows the head and crown of the Statue of Liberty. The reverse design for regular strikes of the Platinum Eagle is a bald eagle flying in front of the sun. The reverse design for Proof strikes varies by year, but each includes a representation of an eagle somewhere in the image.