About the 1991 $5 Gold American Eagle
The $5 Gold American Eagle is a 1/10th oz. gold coin which is .9167 pure. This weight and purity is backed by the United States government, making it a smart bullion buy. This series was the very first gold coin issued by the United States after the Great Depression, when it became illegal to own gold for decades.
On the obverse you'll find Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Lady Liberty design, which first made its debut in 1907 on the obverse of the Double Eagle. On the reverse, designer Miley Busiek brings us a noble eagle family. Finally, as a 1991 release this is one of only 6 dates during which the U.S. Mint used Roman numerals for the date mark. It's a fantastic display coin any collector or investor can be proud to own.
What makes this coin a good buy?
If you're investing on a budget there's no better choice than the $5 Gold American Eagle. Its accessible price point gives you a way to build up your portfolio over time. With a steady history behind it, you may find this investment to be a far safer bet than volatile stock market, especially if it's part of a diversified portfolio.
But this coin is exciting for other reasons as well. Collectors love this series, and many versions of this coin have gone on to become worth far more than the gold within. It comes shipped to you in brilliant uncirculated condition. Kept in pristine shape you could enjoy much larger gains in the future. As an early year release it may be hard to find soon, so snap yours up while you can!