Why purchase the 1/4 oz. American Gold Eagle GEM Brilliant Uncirculated bullion coin? Introduced in 1986, design of the U.S. Mint's American Gold Eagle series is based upon a revered representation of Lady Liberty created in 1907 by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens for the Gold Double Eagle. This Gold Eagle measures 22 mm in diameter and is struck from 1/4 Troy oz. of .9167 fine gold. Stunning Historic Imagery. The obverse features Saint-Gaudens' timeless full figure portrait of Lady Liberty, as she advances forward with the rising sun and U.S. Capitol building behind, an olive branch and torch of freedom proudly held in her outstretched arms. The powerful image is encircled by a border of fifty stars and includes the inscriptions "LIBERTY". The reverse, designed by Miley Busiek in 1986 exclusively for the Gold Eagle series, illustrates a family of eagles at the dramatic moment when a male eagle descends to his nesting family with an olive branch held in its talons. Spectacular GEM Brilliant Uncirculated Coin. The 1/4 oz. Gold American Eagle $10 coin is presented in gorgeous, Brilliant Uncirculated (GEM BU) condition. The ungraded bullion coin features characteristics equivalent to a coin earning a Sheldon Scale grade of 65 or higher: a sharp strike with virtually flawless surfaces and excellent eye appeal. Make the 1/4 oz. Gold American Eagle bullion coin the next addition to your collection of American coinage treasures!