Proof gold coins are sought after by collectors around the globe looking for brilliant designs and impressive finishes. Among the most coveted is the Proof Gold American Eagle. Struck by the United States Mint on an annual basis, these coins are available in four different weights each year, offering the perfect option for any collector. Right now, Silver.com offers the 1991-P ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle.
- Ships to you in an NGC protective plastic slab
- Consists of a true gold content of one-half troy ounce.
- Issued a face value of $25 (USD) by the government of the United States.
- Graded a perfect PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Available with an Ultra-cameo finish.
- Bears a “P” mint mark from the Philadelphia Mint.
Coins that earn a PF70 grade from the NGC are considered perfectly struck proof coins. A perfect coin is characterized by the presence of its full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws of any kind. The additional ultra-cameo designation highlights the coin’s frosted design set and deeply-mirrored, clear background field.
Proof Gold American Eagles are just one part of a larger American Eagle program that consists of silver, gold, and platinum coins. Each coin is the official bullion product of the US in its respective precious metal. The Gold American Eagle program is the largest of the three, featuring three versions (bullion, proof, uncirculated) and four weights (1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz).
On the obverse face of each coin is Lady Liberty, as designed in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. President Theodore Roosevelt personally reached out to Saint-Gaudens for help in redesigning America’s gold coins. This image originally featured on the $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933.
The reverse features a design created by a modern sculptor. Miley Busiek crafted the image of a male bald eagle as it flies over the family nest, where a female stands watch over a group of hatchlings. Her design was created in 1986 and features exclusively on the Gold American Eagle coin.
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