Proof Gold Eagle coins are the official collector’s edition of the nation’s gold bullion coinage. The Proof Gold Eagle has beautiful designs and a stunning finish that helps the obverse and reverse design elements stand out from the background field. The 2-Coin Proof Gold American Eagle Set is available to you for purchase online right now at Silver.com.
- Ships to you within a two-coin display box that includes a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Issued only in 1987!
- Consists of a total of One-and-a-Half Troy ounces of actual gold content.
- Issued a total face value of $75 (USD) by the United States.
- The obverse of All Proof Gold Eagles features the image of Liberty.
- Each coin’s reverse has the design of a family of American bald eagles in a nest.
The coins in this two-coin Proof Gold American Eagle Set include the 1 oz gold option and the ½ oz fractional option. The 1 oz gold Proof Eagle coin has been available since 1986 when the US Mint introduced the Gold American Eagle coins in bullion and proof. The ½ oz gold Proof Eagle was released for the first time in 1987.
Proof Gold American Eagle Coins come with a mint mark on the coin’s reverse, unlike their bullion counterparts which have no mint marks. Coins in this two-coin set feature one of two mint marks. All 1 oz gold coins, regardless of year of issue, have the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint. The 1 oz coin has been struck there since 1986.
For the ½ oz Proof Gold Eagle coins, the mint marks included is a “P” representing the Philadelphia Mint. The Philadelphia Mint initially struck the ½ oz and other fractional weight Proof Gold Eagles with a “P” mint mark through 1993. Starting in 1994, the ½ oz Proof Gold Eagle and other fractional coins were shifted to West Point for coining and feature the “W” mint mark, but that does not apply to the 1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagles in this 2-coin set.
On the obverse of all 2-Coin Proof Gold American Eagle Coins have the Liberty design created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. This design features Liberty in full figure as she strides forward from the national capital of Washington DC.
The reverse of the Proof Gold American Eagle Coins in this collection have the image of a family of nesting bald eagles. This was created exclusively for the Gold Eagle coinage in 1986 by Miley Busiek.
All 2-Coin Proof Gold American Eagle Sets feature the 1 oz and ½ oz gold coins. The sets are available with a display box and Certificate of Authenticity. The United States Mint only issued a 2-coin Proof Gold American Eagle Set in 1987, which was the only year in which there were only two options available in the proof series.
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