For many U.S. investors today, Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ steadfast image of Lady Liberty with billowing hair and torch in hand goes beyond the representation of democratic freedoms, symbolizing the horizon of financial freedom ahead. So how much value can this coin add to your investment portfolio? Let’s find out!
Why Invest in Gold Coins?
Gold has been minted across millennia thanks to its durability and longevity as a store of value. It serves as a short-term and long-term investment, providing balance to a well-diversified portfolio. As of March 2022, one ounce of 24-karat gold fetches a spot price of $1,993.00.
Bullion can come in the form of refined gold bars or unmarked coins. The other option involves investing in gold in the form of rare or collectible coins in the form of certified gold. The rarity of these coins means that the price stays stable in comparison to bullion which tends to fluctuate more in alignment with market trends.
Both options function to hedge against inflation, but the limited supply of certified gold coins lends them a greater store of value and higher return on investment. It all depends on factors that contribute to the rarity of the coin, such as the make of the gold coin, its age, its history, and its origin. In this way, each intricately designed gold coin transcends its mere practical status as a precious metal and is perceived like a collectible piece of art.
What is Special about the American Eagle 2022 One Ounce Gold Proof Coin?
Freshly cooled from the U.S. West Point Mint and ready to circulate on the gold commodities market, the newest of the gold American Eagle series is on the watchlist of investors everywhere. The 2022 1 oz Gold American Eagle has a denominated $50 face value and is backed by the U.S. Government. It contains .9167 fine gold and contains 1 Troy ounce of pure gold, making it a widely popular investment option due to its inherent store of value.
The first thing you’ll want to know about this exquisitely crafted, elegant coin is that it is struck in 22-karat gold. This means the coin is composed of 91.67% gold, 3% silver, and copper balance. It has a mintage limit of 16,000 — the total amount of coins that will be minted for each denomination — and a product limit of 6,000 — the number of coins produced from the 16,000 that will appear in the 2022 Gold American Eagle design - this is misleading, needs to be reworded - I can explain if it helps. The difference of 10,000 could indicate this coin will later be part of a set.
Since its 1986 debut from the U.S. Mint, the annual release of the American Eagle coin has populated the portfolios of collectors and investors across world markets. (again, this article seems to be about the proof, which is fundamentally different than the bullion coin – the mintage numbers are specifically for the proof, not the bullion coin, which could have a mintage of hundreds of thousands. Same as the reference to West Point Mint, which is only true for the proofs, not the bullion version) Coin Series. Gold, Silver, Platinum, and even Palladium Eagle editions are also available for this collectible coin series.
The 2022 Gold American Eagle Coin has gotten a makeover since its release more than 35 years ago. Its updated design features restored legacy elements with modifications inspired by the pre-1933 Gold Double Eagle original bronze cast. A new reverse design featuring a majestic eagle, and anti-counterfeit variable edge reeding was created by Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) designer Jennie Norris and sculpted by Mint Medallic Artist Renata Gordon. Like the myriad of other treasured coins, the 2022 Gold American Eagle was minted at West Point and bears UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "50 DOLLARS," and "1 OZ. FINE GOLD."
Let the American Eagle 2022 ounce gold proof coin shine in your collection and investment portfolio like the minted rays of sunlight radiating from the U.S. Capitol behind an emerging Lady Liberty.
Where Can You Buy Verified 2022 Gold American Eagle Coins?
The United States Gold Bureau is a private dealer and distributor of high-quality, mint-produced gold bullion and rare coins. We sell all kinds of precious metals, including annual releases from signature coin programs like the American Eagle and American Buffalo series.
The U.S. Gold Bureau grades and certifies collectible coins as part of the authentication process for customers, alleviating you from the burden of navigating that process on your own. We’ve also partnered with former U.S. Mint Director, Ed Moy, to offer exclusive, hand-signed certification labels for its Investment Grade Coins. Our customer base consists of a motley crew of collectors, dealers, accumulators, banks, brokerage houses, investors, and speculators.
Schedule a consultation today with one of our precious metal experts to learn more about how collectible gold coins can be used to leverage your investment portfolio.