Each year the United States Mint produces the official gold bullion coin of the federal government. The Gold American Eagle is sought after by investors and collectors around the globe, due in large part to the guaranteed content and purity of the coin. You can now purchase a 1991-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin from Silver.com.
- Actual gold content of 1 troy ounce.
- Face value of $50 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Features a Deep-cameo finish.
- “W” mint mark signifies West Point as the production facility.
- Available with a PCGS plastic slab to protect the coin’s condition.
Proof Gold American Eagle coins were introduced in 1986 along with the bullion version of the coin following passage of the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985. The proof version of the coin is struck using a special coining process that creates a more visually attractive finish on the Gold American Eagle.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ classic image of Lady Liberty was revived for use on the nation’s official gold bullion coin. Originally created in 1907, Saint-Gaudens’ depiction of Liberty is considered the most beautiful to ever grace an American coin; it was featured on the obverse side of the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1908 to 1933.
On the reverse side of the coin is sculptor Miley Busiek’s image of a family of nesting bald eagles. Created specifically for the Gold American Eagle, her design features a male bald eagle returning to the nest as a female stands guard over the hatchlings.
Each of the coins available to you today features a perfect PR70 grade from the PCGS. These coins have their full, original luster, and no blemishes or detracting flaws. Deep-cameo coins have design sets that appear to float above a deeply-mirrored background field.
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