The Gold American Eagle is the official gold bullion coin of the United States, but it is available in more versions than just an investment-grade bullion coin. There is also a proof version of the coin that has been struck each year since the coin’s introduction. Right now, Silver.com has the 1992-P ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin in perfect condition.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- Sixth consecutive release of Gold American Eagles in ½ oz weight.
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of actual gold weight.
- Bears a face value of $25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Graded PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Available in Deep-cameo condition.
- Features a “P” mint mark from the Philadelphia Mint.
Each of the 1992-P ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle coins in this listing are in perfect PR70 condition. The original mint luster is still visible on each coin, and there are no detracting flaws. Deep-cameo coins have strong, frosted design sets and deeply-mirrored, clear background fields.
Gold American Eagle coins were introduced in 1986 as the official gold bullion coin of the nation following the authorization of the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985. The legislation approved production of a coin in both bullion and proof, but the series started as a shell of what it has become in the 21st century.
Today, Gold American Eagle coins are available in four total weights across three different versions: bullion, proof, and burnished coins. The proof coins were introduced right away in 1986, but the ½ oz weight was not added until 1987, with the ¼ oz and 1/10 oz coins introduced in 1988.
On the obverse face of the coin is the image of Lady Liberty created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907. Saint-Gaudens was originally commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905 to revive American gold coin design, but didn’t live long enough to see his image appear on the $20 Gold Double Eagle.
The reverse features the image of a family of bald eagles in its nest. Artist and sculptor Miley Busiek created the image in 1986, and it’s exclusively found on the Gold American Eagle coin from the United States Mint.
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