Gold American Eagle coins are one of the world’s most popular gold bullion products, and its accompanying proof version is coveted by collector’s the world over. The 30th anniversary of the American Eagle series occurs in 2016, and the US Mint has plans to release its usual 2016 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coins, along with celebratory proof and burnished coins to mark the occasion. The 2016 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle is available today from Silver.com and makes the perfect addition to your collection.
- 30th anniversary Gold American Eagle coin release!
- Ships in a velvet presentation case, with satin lining and a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Consists of a true gold content of one troy ounce .9167 gold.
- Face value of $50 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Features the image of Liberty from Augustus Saint-Gaudens on the obverse.
- Miley Busiek’s bald eagle design graces the reverse.
- Proof finish including West Point “W” mint-mark.
As with other years of the proof program, the 2016 Proof Gold American Eagle is available for purchase individually in this 1 oz. weight, or the available fractional weights of ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz. The US Mint also sells a set each year containing all four weights in one case, though those figures are often limited in number.
These 2016 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagles are 30th anniversary releases, but do not represent the US Mint’s official 30th anniversary celebratory coins. The Mint plans to release 2016 date marked proof and burnished coins in the summer of 2016 featuring a first-ever smooth edge and edge lettering.
Each of these 2016 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coins has the traditional reeded edge used on all coins in the program, and features no edge lettering. The special smooth edge and lettering features are one-time releases in honor of the program’s 30th anniversary.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ beloved image of Liberty graces the obverse of this coin, along with the word “Liberty” and the year of issue. The reverse features the image of a male bald eagle flying over the nest, where female is vigilantly watching over a group of hatchlings. This side includes engravings of “United States of America,” “In God We Trust,” “E Pluribus Unum,” and the coin’s weight, metal content, and face value.
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