The Gold American Eagle is the official gold bullion offerings of the United States Mint, and these brilliant specimens are available each year in bullion, proof, and burnished versions. The Proof Gold Eagle is perhaps one of the world’s finest collector coins, and since 1986 has been available in every year but one. Right now, the 2017-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a United States Mint box with Certificate of Authenticity.
- 31st annual release of Proof Gold Eagles in 1 oz weight!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Obverse features Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ image of Liberty.
- Reverse includes the bald eagle family created by Miley Busiek.
- “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
Each 2017-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coin in this Silver.com listing ships to you inside of the original United States Mint box, for both protection during shipping and beautiful display as part of your personal collection. Each coin includes a numbered Certificate of Authenticity as well.
The Proof Gold American Eagle coin celebrated its 30th anniversary release in 2016, and the coins return with a 2017 release for a 31st year now, stretching from the first release in 1986 to these latest coins in 2017. Gold Eagles were originally only available in proof in this 1 oz weight, with its fractional-weight options not made available until 1987 and 1988.
On the obverse of all Gold American Eagle coins is Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ depiction of Lady Liberty. Saint-Gaudens was personally chosen by President Theodore Roosevelt to revive American gold coin design in 1905. His Liberty depiction first featured on the $20 Gold Double Eagle in 1907, and is considered by most the greatest American coin design ever.
The reverse features the image of a family of nesting bald eagles. In the depiction, a male returns to the nest with an olive branch in its talons, where a female is standing guard over the group of hatchlings in the nest. Miley Busiek created this image in 1986 specifically for Gold American Eagles.
Gold American Eagle coins are struck each year by the West Point Mint, as is indicated by the “W” mint mark found on the coin’s reverse face. Currently, the vast American Eagle coins are struck at this mint location.
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