The ½ oz American Gold Eagle is one of the iconic pieces of gold minted in the U.S.A. The coin is comprised of 22 karat gold which means it is comprised of 91.67% gold and the remainder of the coin is comprised of copper (5.33%) and silver (3%). The American Gold Eagle started out as just the 1 oz coin in 1986 and then was introduced in fractional variants at different times between 1987 and 1988. The ½ oz American Gold Eagle carries a face value of $25. This coin features a great depiction of Liberty on the obverse side while the reverse side showcases image of the American Bald Eagle.