Tracing the history of America’s gold coins, from colonial times to the present day…
A complete set of the largest circulating gold coins from each of the last four centuries.
• 18th Century: 8-Escudo—the heaviest gold coin in circulation in the American colonies before Congress established the U.S. Mint, and legal tender in the newly formed U.S.A.
• 19th Century: Liberty Head $20—introduced in 1849 with gold from the California “gold rush,” and the highest denomination of any U.S. coin minted for circulation.
• 20th Century: Saint-Gaudens $20— containing nearly one ounce of 90% pure gold, this legendary coin was designed by renowned sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
• 21st Century: American Buffalo $50—struck in one full ounce of 99.99% pure gold, this is a tribute to sculptor James Earle Fraser’s iconic Buffalo Nickel that debuted in 1913.
• Each coin contains up to a full troy ounce of pure gold and is prized for its captivating designs, fascinating history and high precious-metal content.