Gold American Eagle coins are the official gold bullion product of the United States. Struck on an annual basis at the United States Mint, these brilliant coins are available in three different versions (bullion, proof, burnished) and four different weights (1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz). Right now, Silver.com has the 1998-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin available for collectors in perfect condition.
- Just 557 coins currently exist in this grade and condition!
- Consists of a true weight of one-half troy ounce of gold.
- Issued a face value of $25 (USD) by the government of the United States.
- Graded a perfect PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Available with an Ultra-cameo finish.
- Bears a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
- Ships in an NGC plastic slab to protect the coin’s condition.
Proof Gold American Eagles are the collector’s version of the nation’s official gold sovereign coin. The proof version was introduced in 1986 along with the bullion coin, but was not available in all the same weights as the bullion coin.
The United States Mint first expanded the proof version with a ½ oz coin in 1987, followed by the ¼ oz and 1/10 oz coins in 1988. Originally, the fractional-weight coins were struck at the Philadelphia Mint and bore a “P” mint mark. Today, all four weights are produced at the West Point Mint.
On the obverse of all Gold American Eagles is Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ iconic image of Lady Liberty. The design features a full-length figure of Lady Liberty in the center, with 50 stars around her figure representing the US states, and the national capital of Washington DC at her feet.
The reverse bears the image of a family of nesting bald eagles. Created in 1986 by sculptor Miley Busiek, this vision of the bald eagle is used exclusively on the Gold American Eagle series of coins.
Each 1998-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle available here today is in perfect condition. PF70 coins have their full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws. Ultra-cameo coins are defined by strong, frosted designs overlaying a background field that is deeply-mirrored and clear.
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