In 1990, the Gold American Eagle coin series reached its first milestone with the United States Mint releasing the fifth-annual edition of the coins. Today, the American Gold Eagle is one of the world’s most popular gold bullion products because of its design, and the fact that its weight and value are guaranteed by the federal government.
Now, you can purchase a 1990-W 1/10 oz Gold American Eagle from Silver.com with a PR70 grade from the Professional Coin Grading Service. PR70 grades are assigned to coins which are considered perfectly struck proofs. The DCAM designation identifies a coin with a strong, frosted design set against a deeply mirrored, clear background field. These 1990 coins bear a “P” mint mark, indicating they were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in Pennsylvania.
On the obverse is Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ image of Lady Liberty as she strides forward with her guiding torch held aloft. Engravings on this side include “Liberty,” “1990,” “P,” and 50 stars to represent America’s states. The reverse features Miley Busiek’s eagle family, with a male returning to a female and hatchlings in the nest. Engravings read “United States of America,” “E Pluribus Unum,” “In God We Trust,” and the coin’s physical descriptors.
The United States Mint was established with passage of the Coinage Act of 1792 by Congress. It is one of North America’s oldest facilities, and serves as the primary producer of circulation currency for the federal government. Among its offerings are the Gold American Eagle coin which it strikes each year with the same design. These coins are struck in weights of 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz and 1 oz with both proof and uncirculated finishes.
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