The 1 oz American Gold Eagle coin is the largest gold coin produced by the US Mint. The first American Gold Eagle coins were produced and made available for purchase in 1986. Each Gold Eagle coin from the United States Mint features images of the nation’s most iconic symbols, from its official national emblem of the American bald eagle to that towering symbol of freedom and democracy known to most simply as Lady Liberty. It carries a face value in the United States of $50 USD. The coin is 22 karat gold, meaning it is composed of 91.67% gold. The remaining amount of the coin is composed of copper (5.33%) and silver (3%). Although the coin is 22 karat gold, it still contains 1 troy oz of pure gold content. This is due to the fact that the coin itself weighs 1.0909 troy ounces total, resulting in 1 troy ounce of pure gold. The American Gold Eagle coin features an exclusive reverse design and an obverse image of Liberty plucked from the history of American coinage. On the obverse side of all uncirculated American Gold Eagle coins is the image of Lady Liberty which Augustus Saint-Gaudens created in 1907.