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Sell Your Gold Coins

Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers offers among the most competitive rates in the industry for gold coins and gold rounds.

U.S. Gold Coins

A common misconception is that gold coins are composed of 24 karat gold. The reality is that most gold coins are 21.6 karat (90%) or 22 karat (91.6%) gold; although, the U.S. Mint has produced one gold coin that is 24 karat (99.99%) gold. It should be noted that most U.S. commemorative gold coins and gold bullion coins minted prior to 1934 contain 90% gold.

One ounce gold coins are the most widely minted coins in the U.S. Other common denominations include half ounce, quarter ounce, tenth ounce, and twentieth ounce gold coins. Here are some of the coins that we see in our day to day dealings:

American Gold Eagle Coin 2011

American Gold Eagles

The American Eagle is an official gold bullion of the United States of America and are available in 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1 oz denominations. These coins have a gold content of .9167 or 22 karat gold and are guaranteed by the US government to contain the stated amount of gold in troy ounces.


American Gold Eagle – 1 oz
Diameter: 32.7 mm
Gross Weight: 1.09 troy ounces
Gold Content: 1 troy ounces

American Gold Eagle – 1/2 oz
Diameter: 27 mm
Gross Weight: 0.55 troy ounces
Gold Content: 0.5 troy ounces

American Gold Eagle – 1/4 oz
Diameter: 22 mm
Gross Weight: 0.27 troy ounces
Gold Content: 0.25 troy ounces

American Gold Eagle – 1/10 oz
Diameter: 16.5 mm
Gross Weight: 0.109 troy ounces
Gold Content: 0.1 troy ounces

2010 American Buffalo 24K

American Gold Bufallos

The American Buffalo, or Gold Buffalo, are the first .999 or 24K gold coins minted by the United States Government for the public. They were first produced in 2006, and are available in various denominations, including 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1 troy ounce.

The coin’s design is based on the 1913 nickel coin known as the “Buffalo Nickel” or “Indian Head Nickel”. The most common of the Buffalo American gold coins is the one troy ounce variety, which has a legal value of $50, but as is the case with all gold coins, is valued based on the current spot price of gold and collector demand.


Diameter: 32.7 mm
Gross Weight: 1 troy oz or 31.1 grams
Gold Content: 1 troy oz

1933 St Gaudens Double Eagle

$20 St. Gaudens Gold Double Eagles

Considered by many to be the most beautiful US coin ever designed, this coin is named after its designer, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The coins were minted between 1907-1933.


Diameter: 34.1 mm
Gross Weight: 33.4 grams
Gold Content: approx 30.06 grams (the coin has a purity of 90%)

1893 Liberty Head Coin

US Liberty Head Gold Coins

The Liberty head gold coin began production in 1838 with the $10 gold eagle. The first year of mintage for the other denominations are as follows: $2.50 quarter eagle (1840), $5 half eagle (1839), and the $20 double eagle (1849).The obverse, or front of the coin displays a side profile image of lady liberty wearing a coronet inscribed with the word liberty. Surrounding the head is the mintage year of the coin and 13 six-pointed-stars, which signify the 13 original colonies. The reverse features a bald eagle with a shield holding an olive branch and arrows in its talons (as seen in the Great Seal of the US). The picture above is of a $5 liberty head minted in 1893.


$2.50 Liberty Head – Quarter Eagle
Diameter: 18 mm
Gross Weight: 4.18 g or 0.13 troy ounces
Gold Content: 90%,3.76 g or 0.12 troy ounces

$5 Liberty Head – Half Eagle
Diameter: 21.6 mm
Gross Weight: 8.36 g or 0.25 troy ounces
Gold Content: 90% gold, 7.52 g or .23 troy ounces

$10 Liberty Head – Eagle
Diameter: 27 mm
Gross Weight: 16.72 g or 0.53 troy oz
Gold Content: 90% gold, 15.04 g or 0.45 troy ounces

$20 Liberty Head – Double Eagle
Diameter: 34 mm
Gross Weight: 33.4 g or 1.07 troy oz
Gold Content: 90%, 30.06 g or 0.967 troy ounces

1914 Indian Head Coin

Indian Head Gold Coins

Indian head gold coins feature a Native American wearing a headdress on the front (obverse) of the coin and a perched bald eagle on the reverse side. They are available in $2.50 quarter eagle, $5 half-eagle, and $10 eagle denominations. The quarter and half-eagle coins’ design were “incused,” creating a sunken relief below the surface of the coin. The $10 eagle features lady liberty wearing an Indian headdress.The Indian heads came about in 1907 as part of Theodore Roosevelt’s aim to improve the design of coins. The designer is Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

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$2.50 Indian Head – Quarter Eagle
Diameter: 18 mm
Gross Weight: 4.18 g or 0.13 troy ounces
Gold Content: 90%,3.76 g or 0.12 troy ounces$5

Indian Head – Half Eagle
Diameter: 21.6 mm
Gross Weight: 8.36 g or 0.25 troy ounces
Gold Content: 90% gold, 7.52 g or .23 troy ounces

$10 Indian Head – Eagle
Diameter: 26.92 mm
Gross Weight: 16.72 g or 0.53 troy oz
Gold Content: 90% gold, 15.04 g or 0.45 troy ounces

Foreign Gold Coins

We also buy foreign gold coins including Canadian Maple Leaf coins, South African Krugerrands, Chinese Pandas, Australian Kangaroos, Mexican Pesos, British Sovereigns and more.

We are interested in any recognizable gold coin (government or privately issued), so don’t hesitate to contact us regardless of the type of gold coins that you have available.

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