Congressionally authorized American Eagle Bullion Coins are meant to give investors a convenient and cost-effective way to incorporate small amounts of physical platinum, gold, or silver to their investment holdings.
The American Eagle Bullion coins were offered to the public in 1986; at that time, only gold and silver coins were available. Platinum became part of the American Eagle Bullion family in 1997. For the past twenty years, gold, platinum and silver American Eagles have established a reputation as leading bullion coin investment products. Unlike commemorative or numismatic coins worth according to limitations of mintage, rarity, appearance and age, bullion coins were made with investment portfolios in mind. American Eagle Gold and Platinum Bullion Coins can be purchased in four denominations: one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce. The Silver Bullion Coin can be acquired in the one ounce size.