In 1986, Liberty, as depicted by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, was selected as the design that would grace the obverse of the American Eagle Gold Coins. The design features a rendition of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' full length figure of Lady Liberty with flowing hair, holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left, with the Capitol building in the left background. The reverse design is of a male eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her hatchlings.
The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is the official bullion coin of Canada, and is produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. It is one of the purest regular-issue gold coins in the world with a gold content of .9999 (24 carats). The coin was introduced in 1979. At the time the only other bullion coin was the Krugerrand, which was not widely available. Coins minted between 1979 and 1982 have a gold content of .999.
The American Silver Eagle is the official Silver Bullion coin of the United States. It was first released by the United States Mint on November 24, 1986. It is struck only in the one-troy ounce size which has a face value of one dollar and is guaranteed to contain one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver.
The Saint-Gaudens double eagle is a twenty-dollar gold coin, or double eagle, produced by the United States Mint from 1907 to 1933. The coin is named after its designer, the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who designed the obverse and reverse. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful of U.S. coins. In some cases, the value these coins can appreciate faster than bullion.
The $20 Liberty double eagle is a highly recognized (and coveted) gold coin. As coins of trade, they were a workhorse in expanding U.S. financial markets in the 19th Century. These historic coins have always been among our favorite portfolio builders. The classic profile of Miss Liberty is featured on the obverse and the bold heraldic Eagle on the reverse, inspiring symbols of Americaís emergence as a mature world power during this exciting period in our nationís history.
The Morgan dollar was a United States dollar coin minted intermittently from 1878 to 1921. It was the first standard silver dollar minted. The coin is named for its designer, United States Mint Assistant Engraver George T. Morgan. The obverse depicts a profile portrait representing Liberty, while the reverse depicts an eagle with wings outstretched.