Raw American Eagle Gold Coins are Non-Certified by grading services like Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), but otherwise than that, they are exactly the same coin. Raw Gold Coins are a popular choice for investors who want to own American generic gold bullion coins with no frills and low premiums as part of their investment portfolios. Graded Gold Eagles have numismatic premiums associated with them on the secondary market.
The United States government guarantees the weight, content, and purity of every Gold Eagle coin, containing 91.67% of 22 karat pure gold that is U.S. legal tender. First issued in 1986, American Gold Eagles are struck annually, making them a favorite with collectors who assemble date sets of back-dated issues.
There are four denominations available: 1/10 ounce with a $5 face value, 1/4 ounce with a $10 face value, 1/2 ounce with a $25 face value, and the popular large one-ounce issue with $50 face value. American Gold Eagles feature the iconic Augustus Saint-Gauden’s 1907 Double Eagle obverse design, with the reverse featuring a family of American Bald Eagles in a nest with the protective father flying above.