The Government of the United States initiated issuing the official gold coin known as the Gold Eagles in 1986. These come in dominations of 1/10 ounce, 1/4 ounce, 1/2 ounce and 1 ounce. The US government guarantees that each goin will contain the stated amount of actual gold weight in ounces. The obverse design is embossed a rendition of Lady Liberty by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and the Capitol building in the left background. The reverse side features a design showcasing a male eagle carrying an olive branch above a nest containing a female eagle and her hatchlings.
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