American Eagle gold-bullion coins are available for purchase through most precious-metal and coin dealers. Some brokerage houses and banks also sell them. The U.S. Mint provides an online list of dealers authorized to sell American Eagle gold bullion.
Most gold-bullion dealers sell American Eagle gold-bullion coins at a mark-up of approximately 4 to 5 percent over the "spot" price of gold, which is the price per ounce of 100-ounce gold bars on any given day. Gold dealers also sell gold-bullion coins from other countries, including South African Krugerrands and Canadian Maple Leafs. Individuals who are interested in investing in gold often research the precious-metals market independently, rather than simply trusting the dealer who wants to sell them gold.