The United States Mint produces some of the finest coins in the world in the eyes of investors and numismatists. Its products are among the most popular and in-demand in the world, and are highlighted by the American Eagle series of coins. Today, Silver.com offers a 1999-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin in perfect condition for collectors.
- These are among the rarest coins in the series!
- Consists of one-half troy ounce of true gold content.
- Face value of $25 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Issued a PR70 grade by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Features a Deep-cameo finish.
- Available with a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
- Ships in a protective plastic slab from the PCGS.
Proof coins from the United States Mint are among the most sought after in the world. Bullion coins are historically the more in-demand products, but in recent years proof coins have surged in popularity as numismatists seek out beautiful finishes on their precious metal products.
The proof coin originated as a means of testing the coining process for bullion coin series. Proof coins were struck to check the accuracy of the die casts and the quality of the blanks. With the addition of special chemicals on the dies and sharper images on the finished products, proof coins became more popular for their enhanced visual brilliance.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ 1907 depiction of Lady Liberty, first used on the $20 Gold Double Eagle (1907-1933), was chosen to represent American pride on the obverse face of the coin. It was upgraded for use on the Gold American Eagle, with the addition of two stars surrounding Liberty, boosting the number from 48 to 50 to represent all American states.
The obverse of 1999-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins features Miley Busiek’s depiction of a family of nesting bald eagles, which consists of a male bald eagle returning to a nest which is guarded by a female bald eagle.
Each coin in this listing has a perfect PR70 grade from the PCGS. Coins in this condition have full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws of any kind. Deep-cameo is a term that describes coins with strong, frosted designs and deeply-mirrored, clear backgrounds.
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