American gold eagles were minted intermittently
from 1795 to 1933. Not to be confused with the modern day bullion gold
eagles of various sizes and weights, business strike gold eagle coins
of yesteryear were of basically one size and carried a face value of
Once again, our apologies to those who came to
this page with the expectation of finding write ups on a dozen or so US
gold eagles with bullish futures. As you can see, we've only got one
Why aren't more bullish recommendations listed
here, on this page? It
was our intention that any coin highlighted in this section be
accompanied by a feature called "The Year This Coin was Minted...", in
keeping with the secondary goal of this site, which is to connect
history with coins (yes, anytime you hold a coin from long ago, you're
holding history in your hands!).
Series: Indian Hd Eagle
|Estimated Coin Value in Year...||Compounded Annual % Rate of Return Since...|
|MS-66||---||---||---||125 K||135 K||---||---||---||0.77|
|MS-67||---||---||---||275 K||325 K||---||---||---||1.68|
The Year This Coin Was
|In 1907, President Roosevelt turned over construction of the Panama Canal to the US Army. The Culebra Cut, shown above, sliced through Panama's mountain range, one of many difficult obstacles overcame during the building of the canal. Malaria and yellow fever claimed the lives of thousands of laborers before Army doctors developed successful vaccines against the lethal diseases. When the canal was opened for shipping in 1914, it was recognized as one of the greatest man-made achievements in the history of the world.|
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