These 2019 coins are guaranteed by the U.S. government to contain the stated amount of actual gold weight and gold content. First minted in 1986, American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins are minted according to the durable 22-karat standard. Each coin contains its full, stated weight of pure gold, so the extra weight of silver and copper is to increase the coin's durability. This fractional oz. round might not weigh a ton, but that won’t stop it from being there for you if you fall on hard times.