The fractional-weight coins issued in the Proof Gold Eagle Series by the United States Mint in 1997 experienced drops in mintage. The demand for collectible gold for sale was falling at the US Mint in the mid- to late-1990s, and the Proof Gold American Eagle suffered as a result. Right now, 1997 1/4 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com with a perfect certification.
- Ships to you housed in a protective plastic slab by the NGC!
- 10th issue of 1/4 oz Proof Gold Eagles!
- Availability limited within the original 29,805-coin mintage!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $10 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM label.
- The obverse face of the coin includes the Lady Liberty image.
- Reverse side of the coin features the American bald eagle design.
- Features “W” mint marks.
Each of the 1997 1/4 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins in this product listing comes with a perfect certification. The NGC issues PF70 grades to coins that exhibit full, original mint luster with a complete lack of detracting flaws on the designs sets and surface areas.
Ultra-cameo coins are proof specimens with contrasting visual aspects. The design sets include a strong, frosted matte finish compared to the deeply-mirrored, clear background field of the coin’s surface. The included UCAM label denotes the presence of these aspects.
1997 Proof Gold American Eagle coinage dropped across the range, with the 1 oz gold coin experiencing the lowest decline. The 1 oz coin was helped by extra mintage for inclusion in the Impressions of Liberty 3-Coin Set. The 1/4 oz Proof Gold American Eagle this year fell by 8,414 coins from the previous year.
On the obverse of Proof Gold American Eagles is a design of Lady Liberty widely considered the greatest American coin design of all time. Augustus Saint-Gaudens created this image in 1907 for the $20 Gold Double Eagle as part of a wider effort to revamp all American coin designs in the early 20th century.
The reverse of 1997 1/4 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins features a design exclusive to all American Gold Eagle coins. This image of a family of bald eagles in their nest was created in 1986 by Miley Busiek.
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