The Gold American Eagle coin is the most diverse offering you’ll find in terms of gold bullion from the United States Mint. These coins are available annually in bullion, proof, and burnished versions, with four weights available in bullion and proof ranging from 1 oz to ½, ¼, and 1/10 oz. The 1997 1 oz Gold American Eagle Coin is available to you online today at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective capsule.
- Twelfth coin in the Gold American Eagle series!
- Mintage limited to 664,508 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of actual gold content in BU condition.
- Issued face value of $50 (USD) by the United States.
- Obverse features Liberty from Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
- Reverse includes the image of a family of nesting bald eagles.
When originally introduced in 1986, the Gold American Eagle was available in bullion with all four weights from 1 oz down to 1/10 oz. The proof coins in the series were only available that first year in 1 oz weights. Over the next two years, the ½ oz coin would be introduced followed by the ¼ and 1/10 oz options.
Gold Eagle mintage in 1997 exploded dramatically after hitting a record low in 1996 of just 189,148 coins. The total of 664,508 in 1997 was nearly six times that of the prior year, and the highest mintage figure for the series since 1987 when they were available for just the second year ever. Once again, the 1/10 oz coin served a serious contest to the 1 oz coin, but with 528,515 did not manage to surpass the 1 oz coin.
On the obverse of all 1997 1 oz Gold American Eagle coins you’ll find Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty design. Introduced in 1907, Saint-Gaudens’ design has been hailed as the greatest coin design in American history and features Liberty holding her torch aloft as a guiding light for the nation.
The reverse of the Gold American Eagle coin depicts an American bald eagle flying over a family nest that contains a nest full of hatchling under the careful attention of a female bald eagle. This was created in 1986 by Miley Busiek, and it features only on the Gold American Eagle coin.
All 1997 1 oz Gold American Eagle Coins listed here are in BU condition. Coins in BU condition have no signs of wear and tear, though you’re likely to notice minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks from the process of striking blanks at the mint.
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