Investors and collectors are rarely picky when it comes to Gold American Eagle coins in perfect condition. However, the United States Mint developed the Proof Gold American Eagle specifically to catch the eye of collectors looking for gold coins with great inherent value and stunning finishes. Right now, a perfect 2004-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle is available on Silver.com.
- Only 676 coins currently exist in this condition and grade!
- Face value of $50 (USD) is backed by the US government.
- Graded PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Available with ultra-cameo finish.
- Bears a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
- Ships in an NGC plastic slab for protection.
The United States Congress authorized the production of Gold American Eagle coin with passage of the Gold Bullion Coin Act in 1985. The original series included a bullion and proof version, with coins struck in four weights; 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz. Under US law, all Gold American Eagles must include only gold sourced from within the US.
On the obverse side of each coin is the iconic image of Lady Liberty designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. His depiction of Lady Liberty originally appeared on the $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle in 1908, and was struck on that series until 1933.
Miley Busiek was tasked with developing a brand new image of the bald eagle for the reverse side of the Gold American Eagle. Her depiction includes a male bald eagle returning to the family nest with an olive branch, while a female eagle is visible standing vigilant guard over the nest.
Each of the coins available to you through Silver.com is in perfect PF70 condition. These coins have their full, original luster, and no blemishes, contact marks, hairlines, or detracting flaws. Ultra-cameo designations are reserved for coins with strong, frosted design sets and deeply-mirrored, clear background fields.
If you have any questions about these United States Mint products, we encourage you to reach out to a Silver.com associate. We’re available at 888-989-7223, online through our live web chat, and via email. If you are interested in similar products, be sure to check out Silver.com’s full collection of Gold American Eagle Coins.