Proof Gold American Eagle coins are the collector’s version of the nation’s official gold bullion product. The striking history of the Proof Gold American Eagle is diverse and interesting. While the bullion coin was first introduced in 1986 with four total weights, the proof version was phased in over time. Right now, the 1994-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin is available in perfect condition on Silver.com.
- First ½ oz proof coin struck at the West Point Mint!
- Thus far, just 286 coins exist in this grade and condition!
- Ships in a protective slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- Consists of one troy ounce of gold content.
- Issued a face value of $25 (USD) by the United States government.
- Graded PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Deep-cameo finish.
- Bears the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
These 1994-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle coins are available in PR70 from the PCGS. A perfect proof is characterized by the presence of its full, original mint luster and a complete lack of detracting flaws. Deep-cameo refers to a coin with a strong, frosted finish on its design set and a deeply-mirrored, clear background field.
On the obverse side of all Gold American Eagle coins is the image of Lady Liberty. Featured in full-length figure, her robes and hair flowing in the breeze, Liberty strides forward from the nation’s capital with her torch held aloft as a guiding light for the nation.
The reverse side of the Gold American Eagle features the image of a family of nesting bald eagles. Each coin features a male bald eagle flying over the nest as a female bald eagle watches over the hatchlings within. This image was created by artist Miley Busiek exclusively for use on the Gold American Eagle coin.
Proof Gold American Eagles were originally produced by the Philadelphia Mint in the ½ oz. weight. As of the release of these 1994 coins, production was shifted to the West Point Mint, which has produced the 1 oz version of the proof coin since its introduction in 1986.
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