America’s official gold bullion product is the Gold American Eagle coin. Produced on an annual basis since 1986, the coin’s 22-karat gold content and 1/2 oz weight are guaranteed by the United States government. These coins are highly coveted by collectors, and 2010 was a special year in the production cycle. Right now, you can purchase a 2010-W 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin on Silver.com.
- Coins ship in plastic slabs from the NGC to protect their condition.
- Consists of a true gold content of one-half troy ounce.
- Issued a face value of $25 (USD) by the government of the United States.
- Graded PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Features an ultra-cameo finish.
- Bears a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
In 2009, the United States Mint halted production of all its proof coins amidst the turmoil of the Great Recession and a stunning jump in gold and silver prices. After a one-year hiatus, proof coins returned in 2010 in the American Eagle Series.
Proof coins have been produced for decades by mints around the globe. Originally, proof coins were produced as a test before high-volume bullion coins were struck. In an effort to test the quality of dies and the accuracy of coining presses, mints were strike limited quantities of a coin as proof of the bullion coin’s quality.
Each coin in this Silver.com product listing has a perfect grade of PF70 from the NGC. These coins feature their full, original luster and no detracting flaws. Ultra-cameo coins have a strong, frosted finish on the design set and a deeply-mirrored, clear background field.
The obverse image on each coin is that of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Lady Liberty. Featured in full-length figure, she is visible striding forward into an unknown future with a torch in her right hand as a guiding light for the nation.
On the reverse is sculptor Miley Busiek’s bald eagle family. In the depiction, a male eagle is shown flying over the nest with an olive branch in its talons and its wings spread wide. Below, a female stands guard over the hatchlings in the nest.
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