Ask most numismatists about the one coin they must have in their collection, and the Proof Gold American Eagle is bound to enter into consideration. The coin features a guaranteed gold content and weight of 22-karat gold, and boasts the same brilliant design year in and year out. Right now, the 1995-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin is available on Silver.com.
- Coins ship in NGC plastic slabs to protect the coin’s condition.
- Consists of a true gold weight of one-half troy ounce.
- Bears a face value of $25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Available in Ultra-cameo finish.
- Features a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Gold American Eagle coins were first introduced in 1986 following Congressional passage of the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985. Under specific terminology added to the bill, Congress stipulated that the nation’s official gold bullion coin must contain only gold sourced from within the United States.
Each of these 1995-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle coins has a perfect proof grade of PF70 from the NGC. A PF70 coin is characterized by the presence of its full, original mint luster and the absence of any detracting flaws or blemishes. Ultra-cameo is a term used to identify coins with a design set that appears to float above the background field.
On the obverse side of all Gold American Eagle coins is the image of Lady Liberty, as created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907. Saint-Gaudens was chosen by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905 to revive the designs on American gold coins.
The reverse features an image found exclusively on the Gold American Eagle coin. Sculptor Miley Busiek designed an image that includes a male bald eagle flying over the family nest, in which a group of hatchlings are being vigilantly guarded by a female bald eagle.
Gold American Eagle coin production was originally split between the Philadelphia Mint and West Point Mint, with the former striking the three fractional-weight coins from 1987 to 1993, and the latter producing 1 oz coins since 1986. Now, all four coins are produced at West Point.
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