2019...............................34 Years of AGEs

jmski52jmski52 Posts: 19,642 ✭✭✭✭✭

The American Gold Eagles have now been made for 34 years running. For the 1 ozers, that's already 10 years longer than the St. Gaudens series of Double Eagles.

Not nearly as long as the Liberty Head $20 Double Eagles (58 years).

I haven't compared the total mintages, but in comparison to the population during each era, it appears that the modern AGEs are scarcer per person.

The modern gold coins (including the spouse gold and gold commems) may be actual rarities in the greater scheme of things over time.

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  • cohodkcohodk Posts: 15,611 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 1, 2019 11:52AM

    There have been more 1oz gold eagles minted than 1925 quarters. Just sayin.

    Would make a very nice collection in an album though.


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  • rickoricko Posts: 67,886 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like the AGE's... The big gold coin just feels good in hand....Cheers, RickO

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 19,572 ✭✭✭✭✭

    age's and some buffalo's B)

  • derrybderryb Posts: 27,042 ✭✭✭✭✭

    50 pesos gold if you want to be really impressed.

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  • Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 4,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The gold buffs are the best looking modern gold imo. I like the fractional AGEs for affordability though.

  • maplemanmapleman Posts: 777 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Agreed on Buffs.

  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 40,604 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What would the 4 coin set x 34 cost, or be worth today ? I can wish.

  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 19,642 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 11, 2019 8:46AM

    1986 and 1987 were only two coin years. :)

    And then, there's the proofs and the "W" mint SPs.

    And, I have to agree on the Buffs being the best looking modern gold - killer design on .999 gold, can't beat it.

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  • derrybderryb Posts: 27,042 ✭✭✭✭✭

    goldeagleguide.com

    "During 1986, the price of gold started the year at a low of $326.30 per ounce. It closed the year at $396.13 after trading as high as $438.00 in September. The price of gold had spiked just prior to the release of the new American Gold Eagle bullion coins."

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  • derrybderryb Posts: 27,042 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmski52 said:
    1986 and 1987 were only two coin years. :)

    And then, there's the proofs and the "W" mint SPs.

    All four sizes have been available each year since the beginning of the bullion coins in 1986.

    Same with the proofs except for 1986 (1 oz. only) and 1987 (one oz. and half oz. only).

    All debt-based consumption steals from the future to gratify the present. It is tomorrow’s consumption pulled forward. It signs a perpetual check against an overdrawn future.

  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 40,604 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks. I was referring to the bullion coins, not the collector series (proofs). Anyway, I like gold. The purer the better.

  • 3stars3stars Posts: 814 ✭✭✭✭

    Is there a Dansco album for the 1ozers? That would be a sweet (and heavy and expensive) looking book!

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  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 19,642 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My mistake, I was thinking proofs and didn't refresh my memory. ooopsie!

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  • VanHalenVanHalen Posts: 3,160 ✭✭✭✭

    I bought a Gold American Eagle proof set (1.85 ozs) in 2007 for around $1500. Those proof sets went to well over $3000 in 2011 (I sold it for around $2000 in 2009).

    I haven't checked on these recently, wonder what one would cost today?

  • DNADaveDNADave Posts: 5,974 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @VanHalen said:
    I bought a Gold American Eagle proof set (1.85 ozs) in 2007 for around $1500. Those proof sets went to well over $3000 in 2011 (I sold it for around $2000 in 2009).

    I haven't checked on these recently, wonder what one would cost today?

    I think they can be had for around 2200-2300

    I bought this 1987 ounce and half ounce today for 1750

  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 6,974 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful gold!

  • @DNADave said:

    @VanHalen said:
    I bought a Gold American Eagle proof set (1.85 ozs) in 2007 for around $1500. Those proof sets went to well over $3000 in 2011 (I sold it for around $2000 in 2009).

    I haven't checked on these recently, wonder what one would cost today?

    I think they can be had for around 2200-2300

    I bought this 1987 ounce and half ounce today for 1750

    That’s a Great Deal!

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