There are few Proof Gold American Eagle coins that occupy a unique place in history like the 2008 coin. It isn’t the production numbers or stunning finish that sets this coin apart, but rather its chronological position. These coins were the last struck by the US Mint before a hiatus in the Proof Gold American Eagle production in 2009. Now, you can purchase a 2008-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle from Silver.com.
- Only 787 coins exist with this grade and condition!
- Consists of one ounce of .999 fine gold.
- Struck with a face value of $50 (USD) by the US Mint.
- Graded PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Available with an ultra-cameo finish.
- Bears a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
- Ships in an NGC plastic slab.
Gold American Eagle coins were introduced in 1986 following passage of the Gold Bullion Coin Act. The Gold Eagle is the official gold bullion coin of the United States, and was originally available in only bullion and proof versions. The coins come in four weights: 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz.
On the obverse side of these coins is the image of Lady Liberty. First designed in 1908 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the depiction features Liberty striding toward a brighter future with the rays of the sun outlining her figure. Saint-Gaudens’ designed this image for the $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle, but died before it appeared on those coins.
The reverse side bears Miley Busiek’s depiction of a family of nesting bald eagles. In addition to her creation, the engravings “United States of America,” “E Pluribus Unum,” and “In God We Trust” are featured on the reverse.
Each of the coins available through this Silver.com listing has a perfect grade of PF70 from the NGC. Coins with this grade have full, brilliant luster and no blemishes, contact marks, detracting flaws, or hairlines visible on the surface. All of these coins have an ultra-cameo finish, meaning the design field is frosted and the background is deeply-mirrored and clear.
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