America's #1 Investment Coin
When Congress passed the Bullion Coin Act of 1985, the U.S. Mint's first major project was the creation of the Gold American Eagle 1oz coin, made entirely from gold mined in the United States. Each year, the U.S. Treasury creates a regular "Mint State" version of the Gold Eagle made for bullion market speculation and circulation, as well as an Investment Grade "Proof" version of the coin, designed for serious medium- and long-term precious metals investors.
Mint State "bullion" coins, including the Gold American Eagle, are priced according to the fluctuations of the Commodities Exchange (COMEX) Index and are available for purchase through our online store. Due to the extreme limits of inventory and high investor demand, Gold Eagle Proof 70 coins are available for acquisition exclusively through our Private Client Services Division.
For the sake of comparison, the value of the Gold Eagle bullion coin has increased roughly 50% since September 2009. Gold Eagle Proof 70 coins have increased an average of approximately 91% over that same time period.
Proof 70 Sets
Proof 70 Sets
Source: Mintage figures provided by the United States Mint. "Proof 70 Sets" indicates the maximum possible population of perfect condition sets for the year given (NGC, January 2013).
Gold Coins for True Investors
Gold Eagle Proofs that have been independently tested and certified in "museum quality" condition are considered "Investment Grade Coins" due to their rarity and premium value over the standard issue coins, much like the difference between a "common stock" and a "preferred stock."
As such, their value is not directly tied to the fluctuations in the market price of gold (also known as the "spot price"). Due to ever-increasing demand and a fixed supply, the value for these coins is more stable over time and the investment performance has out-paced gold bullion for many years. That's why the U.S. Gold Bureau recommends Investment Grade Coins as a long-term store of value, helping to protect your financial portfolio from dips in the bullion market and turbulent economic times like we are experiencing now, while setting you up for significant appreciation over time.
Investors select these coins for their rarity and market demand, which preserves their value, even when the commodities market fluctuates. The value and price of these coins is driven by their rarity, tracked as the "Proof 70 population," which indicates how many of these coins are in existence in the world. The lower the population, the higher the value. Serious investors work to assemble deep portfolios of these coins, accumulating a coin set from each year of mintage, plus multiple sets of the most prized years, when possible.
These sets are acquired by our company through estate sales, private auctions, seized bank vaults, buy-backs from past clients locking in their return, national coin shows, and through the local rare coin dealer network. Clients of our Private Client Services Division have the first opportunity to acquire these sets before they are made available to the general public.
The Date Run Collection:
The Ultimate Gold Eagle Investment
This limited opportunity is available for the discerning client that knows that a complete Date Run of Gold American Eagle Proof 70 coins is the rarest of the rare. This is truly the Holy Grail for Gold Eagle investors, who realize that in coin investing, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
The Gold American Eagle Date Run includes a coin representing each denomination, for each year of mintage. This includes the 1oz for 1986, the 1oz and 1/2oz for 1987, and the 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz and 1oz coin for each year from 1988 to the present date (except for 2009, when no Gold Eagle Proofs were minted), making it the ultimate Gold American Eagle Collection.
If you are looking for a place to protect and grow a portion of your financial portfolio, protecting it from the rollercoaster of the stock market and the manipulation and uncertainty of the gold bullion commodity market, this Date Run portfolio represents a stable and secure addition to your asset mix. Call your Precious Metals Specialist or our Private Client Services Division today at (800) 219-2359 and learn how the addition of this entire date run can assist you in accomplishing your financial goals.
Gold Eagle Coin Facts
There are many times fewer proofs than mint state coins minted each year and only a very small percentage of those coins receive a perfect Proof 70 certification, which guarantees their condition for the life of the coin. These are the most prized coins for serious investors, who value the coins for their extreme rarity and benefit from the increasing demand for the coins, which drives the yearly investment performance numbers.