U.S. Eagle Bullion Coins
The U.S. government began the Eagle coin program in 1986 (Platinum in 1997). Since then the U.S. Eagles have become not only one of the most popular and widely traded bullion coins but have also attracted huge numbers of collectors.
The fact is, the government defines ALL Eagles as “numismatic” coins directly in the legislation that created the coins – an added bonus for those who are concerned about the possibility of confiscation. If you are concerned, I would suggest you print or ask us for a copy of the legislation and keep it with your coins (click here to print). If there is confiscation of any metal you then have proof from the government that you hold numismatic coins.
Further proof of the collect-ability of U.S. Eagles is the large number of collectors who participate in Registry Set collecting. PCGS and NGC have a point system so collectors can compete in owning the finest sets. It’s an immensely popular feature and has created markets for key date and ultra-rare coins. As collectors compete to have the finest set or be in the top 10 or 20 sets in the country they are forced to bid against each for the highest quality coins and for every variety of coin.
In today’s market there are many opportunities to buy Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium Eagle coins at the lower precious metals based price that have real potential to bring higher collectible profits to you in the future.
Nick's Current Recommendation
If you purchase just one type of gold coin this year Proof Gold Eagles would be my overwhelming pick for price appreciation.
I normally don’t recommend Proof coins since they normally carry high premiums. For most of the last decade Proof Gold Eagles traded at $300 – $500 over spot gold price. Today these coins are available for around $125-$150 over spot. This is one of the lowest premiums I have seen on the Proof Gold Eagles and it is my opinion the best buy in the market place.