United state gold coins are popular among the individuals and investors since 1933. US gold coins from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries feature some of the most beautiful designs ever minted onto American coinage. The first gold coins issued by the United States Mint were in 1795.
In 1933, during the height of the Great Depression, President Roosevelt made holding gold illegal for U.S. citizens, and ordered all gold coins removed from circulation and returned to the U.S. Treasury. Millions of gold coins were melted into gold bars.