The American Eagle gold bullion coins are made in four denominations that contain 1 oz., 1/2 oz., 1/4 oz., and 1/10 oz. of gold. The obverse features a modified rendition of the Augustus Saint-Gaudens design used on U.S. twenty-dollar gold pieces from 1907 until 1933. The reverse displays a “family of eagles” motif designed by Miley Busiek.
Uncirculated American Eagles, unlike their Proof counterparts, are sold not directly to the general public, but to a series of authorized buyers. These buyers obtain the Uncirculated bullion coins from the Mint based on the current spot price of the metal plus a small premium. The coins are then sold to secondary distributors for sale to other dealers and the general public. From 2006 to 2008, the Mint issued a collectors’ version of the Uncirculated bullion coins, available directly from the Mint.