One of the most beautiful coins in the world is the Proof Gold American Eagle. Struck on an annual basis since 1986, the coin features iconic American symbols recognized around the world. Lady Liberty is depicted on the obverse, while the national symbol of a bald eagle is used on the reverse. Today, you can purchase a 1990-P ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle on Silver.com in perfect condition.
- Coins ship to you in NGC plastic slabs to protect their perfect condition.
- Consists of a true gold content of one-half troy ounce.
- Face value of $25 (USD) fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Features an Ultra-cameo finish.
- Bears “P” mint mark from the Philadelphia Mint.
The United States Mint has struck Proof Gold American Eagle coins at two different mints during the program’s history. Originally, only the 1 oz coin was struck at the West Point Mint. All fractional-weight coins were originally produced at the Philadelphia Mint following the introduction of the ½ oz coins in 1987 and the ¼ oz and 1/10 oz coins in 1988.
Each of the coins available in this Silver.com product listing features a PF70 grade from the NGC. Coins in this condition still have full, original luster and no detracting flaws of any kind. Ultra-cameo is a term used to define coins with a strong, frosted finish on the design set that makes it appear to float above a background field that is deeply-mirrored and clear.
On the obverse face of each Gold American Eagle is Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Lady Liberty depiction. Created in 1907, his design shows Liberty in full-length relief as she strides forward with the setting sun at her back, and the national capital at her feet. A torch in her right hand serves as a guiding light for the nation’s future.
The reverse of all Gold American Eagles features a family of nesting bald eagles. Designed in 1986 by Miley Busiek, the image includes a male bald eagle, a female, and a nest full of hatchlings.
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