This 1 oz Proof Gold Eagle was struck during only the second minting year of the series. Each of these coins has received a perfect PR70 DCAM (Deep Cameo) grade by the PCGS. The coins each have a face value of $50 USD and contain a total of 1 troy ounce of pure gold. Additionally, every coin has originated from the US Mint’s West Point branch located in New York.
- As of this writing, there is a total population of only 609 coins!
- Contains 1 troy ounce of gold.
- $50 USD face value.
- Designated a perfect PR70 DCAM coin by the PCGS.
The Gold American Eagle series was launched in 1986; one year after congress passed the Gold Bullion Coin Act authorizing a bullion coin to be offered by the US Mint. Each year since, both Proof and Bullion coins have been offered as to appeal to both collectors and investors. Among the most sought after coins offered in the series are Proof Coins.
In 1987 the 1 oz Proof Gold Eagle saw a mintage of 147,498 coins in total. Out of this amount, only about 609 of them have been certified as a PR70 with a Deep Cameo designation from the PCGS. This means that the coins have no imperfections on their surface, even under high magnification. The DCAM or “Deep Cameo” designation in only given to coins that have a clear and deeply mirrored background field with frosted devices.
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