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United States Gold Eagle

1999 United States $25 Gold Eagle

22 Carat Gold

The U.S. Treasury in 1986 placed the Saint-Gaudens design on the obverse of the American Eagle gold bullion coins, minted to give investors an attractive way to buy gold bullion. When introduced, then Secretary of the Treasury James Baker reportedly ordered the Saint-Gaudens' Liberty to be slimmed down. Liberty's face, arms, and legs are slightly but noticeably thinner on the Gold Eagles than on the earlier Saint-Gaudens.

1999 United States $25 Gold Eagle Reverse

1999 United States $25 Gold Eagle Obverse
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Lady Liberty is depicted on the obverse standing loosely clad in a flowing robe, a torch in one hand, symbol of intelligence and spirituality, an olive branch in the other, symbol of peace. Behind her rays from a rising run shoot up from the horizon.. Surrounding the design is 50 stars, one for each state, the US Capital Building is depicted on the lower left.
The reverse of the Gold Eagle shows a male eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her hatchlings.


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Composition: .9166 Gold
.533 Copper
.300 Silver
Gold Content: 0.500 oz
Edge: Reeded
Weight: 16.966 grams
Size: 27.0 mm
Reverse Design: Miley Busiek
Obverse: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Chard Tax Free Gold

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Gold Coins of the World
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