One of the world’s most popular coins, the Gold American Eagle is produced annually by the United States Mint in various versions and weights. Unlike its counterparts from the Mint, only the Gold American Eagle is available in fractional-weights in both bullion and proof. The 1986-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle is available today from Silver.com in perfect condition.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- First-ever release of the 1 oz Gold American Eagle!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of actual gold weight.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States government.
- Bears a grade of PR70 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Obverse features the image of Lady Liberty.
- Reverse bears the American bald eagle.
- Includes a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Each 1986-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle in this Silver.com listing is a perfect specimen according to the PCGS. Coins in this condition exhibit full, original mint luster and bear no detracting flaws of any kind.
A Deep-cameo, or DCAM, coin is one that has a unique proof finish. The design sets have a strong, frosted appearance that contrasts wonderfully with the deeply-mirrored, clear background field. The combined effect is one that gives the design the appearance of floating above the background field.
On the obverse of all Gold American Eagle coins you’ll find Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ image of Lady Liberty. Created in 1907 by Saint-Gaudens, this is considered the greatest American coin design of all time and featured on the Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933.
The reverse of the 1986-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coins bears the image of a male bald eagle flying over the family nest. As he carries an olive branch in his talons, a female is pictured standing guard over the nest and its hatchlings. Created by Miley Busiek in 1986, this image appears exclusively on Gold American Eagle coins.
These 1986 Gold American Eagles represent the first-ever release of the nation’s popular gold bullion coin program. 1986 marks the only year in which there was only one weight available in the proof version of the coin, with fractional-weights not added until 1987 and 1988.
Graded Proof Gold American Eagle coins are sought after in anticipation for gold’s continued historic value. You can monitor gold and silver prices minute by minute via our active charts.
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