Proof Gold American Eagle coins were originally designed as stunning, attractive versions of the bullion coin to catch the attention of collectors. Gold American Eagle coins are struck by the United States Mint on an annual basis with the same images on the reverse and obverse. Now, you can purchase a 2001-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle on Silver.com.
- Ships in an NGC plastic slab for protection.
- Contains 1 troy oz of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Graded PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Available with ultra-cameo finish.
- “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Gold American Eagle coins were introduced in 1986 with a bullion and proof version available, and a total of four weights (1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz) struck each year. Proof Gold American Eagles have been struck each year since 1986, with the exception of 2009. All coins in the series feature the same design sets, and consist only of gold sourced from within the US.
Each of the coins available now through Silver.com is in perfect condition, with its full, brilliant luster and no blemishes. The ultra-cameo designation identifies a coin with a strong, frosted design set and a deeply-mirrored, clear background field.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ classic image of Liberty is featured on the obverse of every Gold American Eagle. In the design, she is visible striding forward out of the rising sun, marching toward a brighter future.
Miley Busiek’s depiction of a family of nesting eagles graces the reverse, along with the engravings of “United States of America,” “E Pluribus Unum,” and “In God We Trust.” The coin’s weight, purity, metal content, and face value are engraved on this side, as well.
The United States Mint produces Proof Gold American Eagles using brand new dies each year to ensure a brilliant, inspiring visual appeal. If you have questions for a Silver.com associate, please feel free to contact us at 888-989-7223, chat with us online, or send us an email.