About the 1987 $5 Gold American Eagle
The 1987 $5 Gold American Eagle is one of the earliest versions of this coin. It is one of only six years of this coin ever printed with Roman numeral dates, making it a striking variant on a coin which is already quite popular thanks to its inspiring designs and historic release as the very first American gold coins on offer since the Great Depression.
The $5 denomination is the smallest Gold Eagle you can buy, containing 1/10th Troy oz. of .9167 pure gold. The value of the gold is backed and guaranteed by the United States government.
What makes this coin a good buy?
This coin comes to you in brilliant uncirculated condition, making it the most valuable variety sought by collectors. Some dates, variants, and mint marks of the Gold Eagles have performed very well in the numismatic markets, going on to far outstrip the value of the gold inside. Keep this coin in pristine condition long term, and you might just realize some impressive gains.
As an investment into gold itself, it's a nice addition to any portfolio. Investors who like having fractional denominations on hand for easy liquidity will enjoy adding this coin to their holdings. It's also a nice choice for investors on a limited budget, with a highly accessible price point. Whichever kind of investor or collector you are, don't wait: early versions of Gold Eagles move fast, and this one won't be there forever!