Between the 1 oz gold option and the popular 1/10 oz gold coin, the Proof Gold American Eagle series of coins offers collectors a chance to purchase 1/2 oz and 1/4 oz coins as well. The 1/2 oz is the largest of the fractional weights and was the first one introduced when the Proof Gold Eagles expanded in 1987. The 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin is currently available to you for online purchase at Silver.com in near-perfect condition.
- Coins ship to you inside the NGC’s protective plastic slab!
- First issued in 1/2 oz weight in 1987 (no 2009s)!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of $25 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of PF69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Designated a UCAM coin.
- On the obverse face is the iconic Liberty design.
- The reverse side of the coin features an exclusive bald eagle design.
- “W” or “P” mint marks.
When the Proof Gold Eagle collection debuted in 1986, it shared the same design as its bullion counterpart, but not the same range of availability. The bullion coins debuted with four weights in total, including the 1 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, and these 1/2 oz Gold Eagles. However, the Proof Gold Eagles featured only a 1 oz coin in 1986. The 1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagle was first offered in 1987, followed by the other two fractional weights in 1988.
All of the fractional-weight Proof Gold Eagles were initially struck by the Philadelphia Mint from 1987 to 1993, and as such included a “P” mint mark. As of 1994, all coins in the Proof Gold Eagle collection have the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint, which now strikes all four coins in both bullion and proof.
On the obverse of all 1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagles is the image of Lady Liberty. Created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, this design is widely regarded as the greatest image of Liberty to grace American coinage when it was produced on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933.
The reverse of the Proof Gold American Eagles features a design you won’t find anywhere else. This image from Miley Busiek depicts a family of bald eagles in their nest, with a male flying overhead.
These 1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagles earned PF69 certifications from the NGC. These are near-perfect coins with full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. The UCAM label signifies the coins have strong, frosted designs and deeply-mirrored, clear backgrounds. Silver.com will select your 1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagle at random when your payment processes, and we cannot guarantee a particular date mark.
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