The year 2006 was very special for the Gold American Eagle coin series. Not only did the United States Mint celebrate the 20th anniversary of the coin program with additional coins, it also introduced a new uncirculated version of the popular coin. Right now you can purchase a 2006-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin from Silver.com.
- 2,129 coins exist with this grade and condition!
- Struck with a face value of $50 (USD) by the US Mint.
- Graded a perfect proof by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Available in ultra-cameo condition.
- Bears a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
- Ships in NGC plastic slabs.
As the United States Mint celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Gold American Eagle in 2006, a lot of exciting things happened. The Mint struck a total of three Proof Gold American Eagle coins this year. In addition to the standard proof, a special proof was struck for use in the 20th anniversary coin set, as was a reverse proof Gold American Eagle.
Each of the coins in this product listing is a standard Proof Gold American Eagle, and not part of the special 20th anniversary coin sets. These coins are in perfect condition, with their full, original luster still visible. The ultra-cameo designation is reserved for coins with a strong, frosted finish on the design set and a deeply-mirrored, clear background field.
The obverse side of all Gold American Eagle coins bears Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Lady Liberty. She is featured on this side with a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. The depiction shows Liberty striding forward from the rising sun, marching toward a brighter future.
On the reverse is the image of a family of nesting eagles. Designed by sculptor Miley Busiek, the image features a male eagle returning to the nest as a female eagle stands guard vigilantly over the hatchlings.
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