If you can only add one coin to your collection, make it the Gold American Eagle from the United States Mint. Featuring 22-karat gold, and the inspiring images of Lady Liberty and the American bald eagle, the gold weight and content of these coins is guaranteed by the United States government. Right now, you have the chance to purchase a 2005-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin from Silver.com.
- Ships in a protective plastic slab from 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.
- Graded PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Available with an Ultra-cameo finish.
- Features a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
The American Eagle coin series from the United States Mint is one of the most diverse in the world. The Gold American Eagle’s silver counterpart is the single most popular coin in the world, but the gold version is the most diverse in the series. While silver coins are only available in one weight, the Gold American Eagle is available in four weights across two of the three versions.
Proof Gold American Eagles were introduced during the first year of production in 1986, with only a 1 oz coin available. The ½ oz proof coin was introduced in 1987, with the ¼ oz and 1/10 oz weights added in 1988. All fractional-weight coins were struck at the Philadelphia Mint through 1993, with the West Point Mint taking over in 1994.
Each of the 2005-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagles in this listing has a PF70 grade. Coins in this condition feature full, original mint luster and no blemishes, hairlines, contact marks, or spotted surfaces. An ultra-cameo coin has a strong, frosted design set above a deeply-mirrored, clear background field.
On the obverse of all coins is Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ iconic Lady Liberty Depiction. His design first appeared on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933. The reverse of each coin bears Miley Busiek’s depiction of a family of bald eagles, a design used exclusively on Gold American Eagles.
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