The Gold American Eagle is one of the most popular coin programs in the world today. Struck in three different versions, the nation’s official gold bullion coin is beloved for its beautiful design and impressive purity. The Proof Gold American Eagle is the collector’s version of the bullion coin, and today Silver.com offers the 2005-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle in perfect condition.
- Only 311 coins exist in this grade and condition!
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Graded PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Available with a Deep-Cameo finish.
- “W” mint mark identifies the West Point Mint as the production facility.
- Ships to you in a PCGS plastic slab for protection.
Proof Gold American Eagle coins were introduced in 1986 alongside the bullion version of the coin. At first, the proof coins were only available in this 1 oz weight, while the bullion coin was introduced in four weights. After two years of production, the US Mint introduced three fractional-weight coins to the proof version, as well.
Each Proof Gold American Eagle features the iconic image of Lady Liberty designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens on the obverse. First designed in 1907 and originally featured on the $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, Liberty is depicted striding forward to the future with a torch held aloft in her right hand serving as a guiding light for the nation.
On the reverse side of each proof coin you’ll find sculptor Miley Busiek’s creation. In her image, a family of bald eagles is featured in its nest. The male bald eagle can be seen flying over the nest with its wings outstretched, while the female stands guard vigilantly over the nest and its hatchlings.
Each 2005-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle in this listing is in perfect condition according to the PCGS. These coins have their full, original luster, and no detracting flaws of any kind. The deep-cameo finish means that the design sets have a strong, frosted finish, contrasted by a deeply-mirrored, clear background field.
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