The Gold American Eagle is one of the most coveted coin programs in the world today. In terms of visibility, sales, and demand, there is no gold bullion coin that outperforms the Gold American Eagle. Struck by the United States Mint on an annual basis since 1986, the Proof Gold American Eagle is the collector’s version of the popular bullion product. Right now, the 1987-P ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle is available in perfect condition on Silver.com.
- Coins ship in protective plastic slabs to ensure perfect condition.
- Consists of one-half troy ounce of true gold content.
- Bears a face value of $25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Graded a perfect PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Available with a Deep-cameo finish.
- Features a “P” mint mark from the Philadelphia Mint.
Each of the 1987-P ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagles available for purchase through this JM Bullion product listing are in PR70 condition. According to the PCGS, this qualifies the coin as a perfect specimen, with its full, original luster and no detracting flaws of any kind.
The finish on these proof coins is listed as Deep-cameo. A DCAM coin is characterized by a strong, frosted finish that overlays a deeply-mirrored background field, creating immense contrast between the design and the coin’s surface.
On the obverse side of all Proof Gold American Eagle coins you’ll find the image of Lady Liberty as created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907. Saint-Gaudens was commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905 to change the face of American gold coinage, and this was his breakthrough design.
The reverse side of all Gold Eagles bears the image of a family of nesting gold eagles, as designed by sculptor and artist Miley Busiek in 1986. A gifted artist whose worked on many public and private projects, her Gold Eagle design is found only on this American coin.
All Proof Gold American Eagle coins were originally produced at the Philadelphia Mint in fractional weights. The 1 oz. coin was introduced alone in 1986, making these 1987-P ½ oz. Proof Gold American Eagles first production year specimens.
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