This 1997-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coin was certified by the NGC and given a grade of PF70 (Proof 70) with a UCAM or “Ultra Cameo” designation. Each coin also has legal tender status in the US and contains 1 troy ounce of pure gold. In 1997 a total of 32,99 1 oz Proof Gold Eagles were struck by the US Mint, out of which only 583 were given a perfect grade by the NGC.
- Only 583 coins currently exist in perfect PF70 condition!
- Minted by the United States since 1986.
- Contains 1 troy ounce of gold.
- Produced by the US Mint with a $50 USD face value.
- Coins ship in perfect PF70 condition with a UCAM designation.
Each year many people seek out Gold American Eagles both as an investment vehicle, as well as a collectible. One of the most sought out variations of the Gold Eagle is the Proof Coin, which is struck using special dies specifically for collectors. These coins are produced in the same sizes as the regular version, with the 1 oz weight being the largest.
All proof gold eagles are produced at the US Mint’s West Point facility, which is located in the state of New York. The coins have been struck at this facility since the Eagle series was started in 1986. These coins are often minted in much lower numbers than the bullion version, and, though they bear the same images, the coins have a more mirrored background and finer details.
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