The 1997 issue year from the United States Mint included an exciting addition to the American Eagle Collection. What started as a gold and silver collection in 1986 grew in 1997 to include a platinum version for the popular series. Like its predecessors, the platinum coin included a proof option. Collectors had a lot of choices, but showed little interest in proof coins in 1997. Today, 1997 1/10 oz Proof Gold American Eagles are available to you online at Silver.com with perfect certification.
- Coins ship to you in NGC protective plastic slabs!
- 10th release year of 1/10 oz Proof Gold American Eagles!
- Availability limited within the original 34,977-coin mintage!
- Consists of One-Tenth Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- The face value of $5 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM label included.
- A vision of Lady Liberty is featured on the obverse.
- American bald eagles are found on the reverse.
- Features “W” mint marks.
Collectors showed less interest in the regular Proof Gold American Eagle options in 1997. The 1/10 oz Proof Gold American Eagle offered in 1997 saw the greatest drop in demand, with mintage figures falling by 22,070 coins from the 1996 issue. Most collector attention in 1997 was focused on the Impressions of Liberty Set.
This 3-coin set included a 1 oz Proof Gold Eagle, 1 oz Proof Silver Eagle, and one of the new 1 oz Proof Platinum Eagle coins. The set sold 4,965 units and helped keep the 1 oz Proof Gold Eagle from falling as far as the fractional weights in 1997.
All of the 1997 1/10 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins in this listing come with a PF70 certification from the NGC. Considered a perfect specimen, these coins have full, original mint luster with no detracting flaws. The included UCAM label denotes the presence of strong, frosted designs and deeply-mirrored backgrounds.
The obverse of 1997 Proof Gold American Eagle Coins bears the design of Lady Liberty. This image was created in 1907 and depicts Liberty framed by rays of the sun behind her figure with a circle of 50 stars around the outer edge of the design field.
On the reverse of 1997 1/10 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins is a design of American bald eagles created by Miley Busiek. Debuting on the Gold Eagles in 1986, this image depicts a male eagle, female eagle, and a young hatchling near a nest.
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