About the 1989 $10 Gold American Eagle
This 1989 Gold American Eagle is made of ¼ Troy oz. of .9167 fine gold. The $10 symbolic face value names it as United States legal tender. It also serves as the government's guarantee as to the value of the bullion.
On the obverse you'll find Lady Liberty holding a torch and an olive branch aloft as the sun blazes behind her. On the reverse, a male eagle returns to a female eagle in her nest, holding an olive branch in his mouth. This coin was also minted during one of only six years during which Roman numerals were used for the date marks, providing additional visual interest and increasing the coin's potential future value.
What makes this coin a good buy?
It's hard to go wrong with gold bullion, and purchasing fractional coins like this one means adding real flexibility to your portfolio. This is also a nice choice if you're just getting started with precious metals and have a modest budget to work with.
Collectors around the world favor the American Gold Eagle series, which means this coin may do very well on the numismatics market in the future. But regardless of what the numismatics market brings, you're making a low-risk investment. Gold's value tends to rise over time, and it has centuries of history behind it as a marker of worth. Thus, when you invest in this coin you can do so knowing you've made a great choice.