Gold American Eagles are part of the American Eagle bullion coin program from the United States Mint. Consisting of gold and silver coins in bullion, proof, and burnished versions, as well as a platinum bullion and proof option, the American Eagles are the best sellers at the US Mint annually. Today, the ¼ oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin is available to you online at Silver.com from varied years of issue!
- Ships to you in a satin-lined velvet display case.
- Includes Certificate of Authenticity.
- Struck from 1988 to present!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Face value of $10 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Obverse features the image of Liberty from Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
- Reverse includes the bald eagle family design from Miley Busiek.
- Features the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint or “P” mint mark of the Philadelphia Mint.
The Gold American Eagle coin program debuted in 1986 with bullion and proof versions available, but fractional-weight coins such as this ¼ oz. specimen were not initially available in proof. The Proof Gold Eagles did not expand from a 1 oz offering until the introduction of the ½ oz coin in 1987, followed by the ¼ and 1/10 oz coins in 1988.
Historically the smaller coins were less popular than the 1 oz options, but today the ¼ oz Proof Gold American Eagle has grown in stature to a point where it and the 1/10 oz coin are often the most popular options in the collector’s range of US Mint gold coins.
All ¼ oz Proof Gold American Eagle coins in this listing are available to you inside of the original US Mint velvet display box and features the original Certificate of Authenticity as well. Year of issue is varied, and ranges from 1988 to the present. Silver.com cannot guarantee which coin you will receive. The year of issue will depend upon the availability of these coins in our warehouse at the time your order is processed for shipping.
On the obverse of all Gold American Eagle coins is Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ iconic image of Liberty. Created in 1907 by Saint-Gaudens, he never actually lived to see his creation reach circulation on the $20 Gold Double Eagle coin. He died just months before the coins went into production after complications from an illness.
The reverse of the ¼ oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coin features a family of bald eagles congregating around their nest. As a group of hatchlings rest inside the nest a mother eagle stands guard. Meanwhile, a male is depicted returning to the nest with an olive branch. This design was created in 1986 by Miley Busiek for the exclusive use of the Gold American Eagle series.
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