American Gold Eagle sets are popular with coin collectors and precious metals investors who want proof examples of all gold eagle denominations from a certain year. American Gold Eagle sets generally include one proof example of each gold eagle denomination, include the tenth-ounce with a face value of $5, the $10 quarter-ounce, $25 half-ounce, and $50 one-ounce coins. In some years, other coins have been included in these sets, such as the 1995 10th Anniversary American Gold Eagle proof set that includes a proof 1995-W American Silver Eagle.
Mintages of American Gold Eagle sets vary by year, but they are generally common. Many sets are still available in their original government packaging. Though they are often broken up to submit individual proof coins to third-party graders in the hopes of achieving PR69 or PR70 designations, which are somewhat more difficult to receive on some of the early American Gold Eagle proofs from the 1980s and 1990s.