Gold American Eagle coins bear some of the nation’s most iconic images. Lady Liberty is a common fixture on American coins as a symbol of freedom and the chance at a new life in America. The bald eagle, America’s national emblem since 1792, represents the nation’s power, majesty, and longevity. Both images feature prominently on the 2012-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin, available in perfect condition on Silver.com.
- As of this writing, only 189 coins exist with this PCGS grade and condition!
- Consists of a true gold content of one troy ounce.
- Face value of $50 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded a perfect PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Available with a Deep-cameo finish.
- Features a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
- Ships in a protective plastic slab from the PCGS.
Proof Gold American Eagles are the collector’s version of the nation’s official sovereign gold coin. The Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 paved the way for production of these coins. When originally introduced, the Gold American Eagle was available in bullion (1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz) and proof (1 oz).
In 1987, the ½ oz coin was added to the proof lineup. In 1988, the ¼ oz and 1/10 oz coins were added to the series. The popularity of the individual coins has shifted over the years, but the 1 oz weight remains a top choice by collectors each year.
On the obverse of the Gold American Eagle is Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ image of Lady Liberty. Originally created in 1907 and featured on the $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle, the artist was never able to see his image in circulation as he passed away months before it was released.
The image featured on the reverse is that of a male bald eagle returning to the family nest. He is featured in flight above the nest as a female vigilantly keeps watch over the hatchlings in the nest. Sculptor Miley Busiek created this image in 1986.
Each coin in this listing has its full, original luster and no detracting flaws. Deep-cameo is a term used to define the strong, frosted design set and the deeply-mirrored, clear background field of the coin.
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