The American Eagle coin series is one of the most popular coins series in the world among investors and collectors. These coins are produced on an annual basis by the United States Mint in silver, gold, and platinum, with three versions available and four weights to choose from in the Gold American Eagle series. Today, Silver.com offers the 2001-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle to collectors in perfect condition.
- Ships in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Consists of one-half troy ounce of gold content.
- Issued a face value of $25 (USD) by the government of the United States.
- Graded PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Features an Ultra-cameo finish.
- Bears a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Proof coins were not originally intended for distribution or use outside of the mint that struck the coins. As the name suggests, these coins were originally struck in low numbers as proof of the quality of production for bullion coins. A proof coin was struck to check the quality of the dies and accuracy of the coining press for bullion production.
Today, proof coins have become so popular among investors that many coins series are struck in higher numbers for proof than bullion. Among the common characteristics of a proof coin are sharper rims and intricate design sets, as well as frosted finishes and polished backgrounds.
On the obverse of these 2001-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle coins is the image of Lady Liberty. She is featured in full-length figure as she strides forward with the sun setting at her back.
The reverse of all Gold American Eagle coins features Miley Busiek’s interpretation of a family of nesting bald eagles. In her design, a male is depicted flying over the nest with an olive branch, while a female guards the hatchlings in the nest below.
Each 2001-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle in this listing has a PF70 grade from the NGC. Perfect proofs have their full, original luster, and no detracting flaws. Ultra-cameo defines a coin with a frosted design set overlaying a deeply-mirrored background.
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