The most popular gold coin in the world is the Gold American Eagle. There is no coin that enjoys greater demand, popularity, and visibility in the precious metals market than the official gold coin of the United States. The collector’s version of the coin is currently available on Silver.com, as the 1993-P ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle is now for sale in perfect condition.
- Arrives in a plastic slab to ensure the condition, courtesy of the PCGS.
- Consists of one troy ounce of 22-karat gold.
- Face value of $25 (USD) is fully backed by the government of the United States.
- Issued a grade of PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Available with a Deep-cameo finish.
- Bears a “P” mint mark from the Philadelphia Mint.
All 1993-P ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle coins in this Silver.com listing earned a perfect PR70 grade from the PCGS. Perfect coins have their full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws. Deep-cameo coins have design sets that appear to float above the background field.
The Gold American Eagle coin was first unveiled with just a bullion and proof coin available. The bullion version of the coin started from year one with all four weights available; 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz Proof coins were first struck in just 1 oz.
The ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin was first struck in 1987 by the United States Mint, and the other two fractional-weight coins were introduced in 1988. As of 2006, the program expanded again to include all four weights in a burnished version.
On the obverse face of the coin is the iconic image of Lady Liberty. Created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, it originally appeared on the $20 Gold Double Eagle and was in circulation through 1933. Many consider this the most beautiful coin design in American history.
The reverse features the image of a male bald eagle returning to its nest with an olive branch. Below, a female eagle guards the nest and its hatchlings. Miley Busiek created this image specifically for use on the Gold American Eagle coin.
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