One of the most popular coin programs in the world is the Gold American Eagle. Struck by the United States Mint on an annual basis, the coin is the official gold bullion product of the US. Gold American Eagles are available each year in bullion, proof, and burnished version. Proof coins are ideal for coin collectors, and the 1999-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle is now available on Silver.com.
- Consists of an actual weight of one troy ounce of gold.
- Face value of $50 (USD) fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Available in Deep-cameo finish.
- Bears a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
- Ships to you in a PCGS plastic slab to protect the coin’s condition.
Gold American Eagle coins were introduced in 1986 by the United States Mint following passage of the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 by Congress. Under the legislation, Gold American Eagle coins have a face value associated with their weight, and all fractional-weight coins (except the ¼ oz) have a representative face value that matches the fractional weight.
Proof Gold American Eagle coins were first available in just the 1 oz weight. The ½ oz coin was added to the series in 1987, with the fractional weight ¼ oz and 1/10 oz coins added in 1988. The West Point Mint has been the production facility for the 1 oz coins from day one, with the fractional-weight coins shifted to West Point from the Philadelphia Mint in 1994.
On the obverse of each Gold American Eagle is Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Lady Liberty depiction. First created in 1907, it appeared on the $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933.
The reverse face features the family of nesting bald eagles created by Miley Busiek. In her depiction, a male returns to the nest with an olive branch in its talons. A female is visible guarding the hatchlings in the nest.
Each coin in this listing has a perfect PR70 grade from the PCGS. Perfect coins have their full, original luster and no detracting flaws. Deep-cameo coins feature frosted designs overlaying clear background fields.
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