There are few coins in the world more popular than the Gold American Eagle. Struck on an annual basis since 1986, the primary coins in the series are the bullion and proof versions. Although the proof was designed with a higher quality finish to attract collectors, both investors and collectors admire these coins. Right now, the 1993-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin is available from Silver.com.
- Actual gold content of 1 troy oz. 22 Karat pure gold.
- Struck with a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States Mint.
- Graded PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Available with a Deep-cameo finish.
- Bears a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
- Ships in a PCGS plastic slab to protect the coin’s condition.
Proof Gold American Eagle coins were introduced in 1986 alongside the bullion version, but there was one exception at the time. While the bullion version was available in the popular 1 oz weight and three fractional weights (1/2 oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz), the proof coin was only available in this 1 oz weight in 1986 and 1987.
On the obverse side of all Proof Gold American Eagle coins is Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ classic image of Lady Liberty. His design is meant to represent the nation’s relentless march toward the future. In the image, Liberty strides forward confidently, with the setting sun at her back, a torch in her right hand to guide the way, and an olive branch in her left.
The reverse side bears the unique image of a family of nesting eagles. Created specifically for this coin program by sculptor Miley Busiek, this image is found only on Gold American Eagle coins. Engravings on this side include “United States of America,” “In God We Trust,” “E Pluribus Unum,” and the coin’s weight, metal content, and face value.
All Proof Gold American Eagle coins are produced by the United States Mint. Each coin in this listing has a perfect proof grade from the PCGS. Deep-cameo coins have a strong, frosted design set overlaying a deeply-mirrored, clear background field.
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