The Gold American Eagle coin is the nation’s official gold bullion coin series. The collection includes bullion, proof, and burnished options with four weights available in the bullion and proof series compared to just one weight in the burnished version. The 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle is currently available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coin ships to you inside of capsules only!
- Debuted in 1987!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of $25 (USD) by the United States.
- Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ vision of Liberty on the obverse.
- Miley Busiek’s design of American bald eagles on the reverse.
- Random year issue.
- Be aware that you may receive several coins from the same issue year when buying multiples.
The United States Mint has issued the 1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagle since 1987. The coin debuted one year after the overall program’s first release and one year ahead of the introduction of 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz coins in the proof range. Mintage figures since 1987 have ebbed and flowed with interest in collectible gold.
In 1987, the 1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagle enjoyed its highest mintage with 143,398 coins issued by the US Mint. The 1988 issue of the coins was the next highest mintage in the series, but was only half that of the debut year. Recent years have seen 1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagles fail to reach 20,000 in any given year.
On the obverse of 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins is the image of Lady Liberty. Her figure is depicted in a forward-facing relief as she holds the torch in one hand and an olive branch in the other. There is a circle of 50 stars surrounding her figure which initially featured 46 stars in the 1907 debut of the design. This image originally featured on the $20 Gold Double Eagle Coin from 1907 to 1933.
The reverse of Proof Gold American Eagle Coins includes the image of an American bald eagle family. The design was created in 1986 by Miley Busiek and features only on the Gold American Eagle bullion coins. It depicts a male eagle flying over the family nest as a female eagle shelters a young hatchling.
These ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle coins are a random selection by Silver.com. We’ll choose your coin at random when your payment processes. We cannot guarantee a specific date mark. If you buy multiples of this product you may receive several coins with the same date mark. Each coin is guaranteed to arrive in only a capsule, as opposed to the traditional capsule and box with Certificate of Authenticity.
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