Proof Gold American Eagles are coveted by collectors around the globe. Featuring iconic American images of Lady Liberty and the bald eagle, these brilliant proof coins feature sharp edges and enhance design features that make them a must-have in the collection of any numismatist. Today, you can purchase a 1999-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin in perfect condition on Silver.com.
- Coins ship in protective plastic slabs courtesy of the NGC.
- Consists of a true gold weight of one-half troy ounce.
- Bears a face value of $25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Earned a PF70 grade from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Available in Ultra-cameo finish.
- Features a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Gold American Eagle coins feature the most iconic image from American coining history on the obverse. Augustus Saint-Gaudens was personally chosen by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905 to redesign the images used on American gold coins. Today, the Irish-born Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty design is considered the finest to ever grace an American coin.
The Liberty design from Saint-Gaudens appeared on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933, but tragically, Saint-Gaudens never saw his design go into circulation as he died from illness just months before the coins were released by the United States Mint.
On the obverse face is an updated version of Saint-Gaudens’ original Lady Liberty design. The stars surrounding Liberty were increased to 50 from 46 to properly represent the number of US states. Additionally, the motto “In God We Trust” was added, having not been in Saint-Gaudens original creation.
The reverse of all Gold American Eagle coins features a rendering of the bald eagle from sculptor Miley Busiek. Designed in 1986, her image of the eagles is used exclusively on this coin program.
Each of the 1999-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagles in this listing features a perfect PF70 grade from the NGC. A perfect proof coin has its full, original luster and no blemishes. These coins feature an Ultra-cameo finish, indicating a frosted design set overlaying a deeply-mirrored background.
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