First released by the United States mint in 1986, the Gold American Eagle is the first modern bullion coin to be authorized by the United States Congress . . . and is backed by the U.S. Mint for its weight, content and purity. American Eagle gold coins are available from Monex in three different sizes and denominations:
- The one-ounce Gold American Eagle has a total weight of 1.0909 troy ounces (or 33.931 grams), contains one troy ounce of pure gold and has a face value of $50. One-ounce Gold American Eagles are sold in units of ten one-ounce coins.
- The quarter ounce Gold American Eagle has a total weight of 0.2727 troy ounces (or 8.483 grams) and contains a quarter ounce of pure gold and a face value of $10. These coins are sold in units of 20 coins.
- The tenth ounce gold coin has a total weight of 0.1091 troy ounces (or 3.393 grams), contains a tenth ounce of pure gold and has a face value of $5. These coins are sold in units of 20 coins.