Each of the coins in the 2001 release of Proof Gold American Eagles lost mintage and dipped in demand compared to the previous two releases. After back-to-back gains in 1999 and 2000, interest in the Proof Gold American Eagle cooled in 2001 and stable demand would remain low through 2005. Right now, 2001 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com with perfect certifications.
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- 15th anniversary year for the Proof Gold American Eagles!
- Availability limited within the original 23,240-coin mintage!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM specimen.
- The obverse features an image of Lady Liberty.
- On the reverse is a design of American bald eagles.
- Features “W” mint marks.
Each of the 2001 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coins you can purchase here today comes with a perfect certification from the NGC. The PF70 grade indicates these coins exhibit full, original mint luster and lack all possible detracting flaws on the design sets and background fields.
The included UCAM label indicates the coins are considered ultra-cameo specimens. Coins with this designation have strong, frosted design sets and deeply-mirrored background fields. The combined visual elements offer impressive contrast to the two fields.
2001 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagles suffered a drop in demand of roughly 9,700 coins from the year before. Each of the four coins in the series dropped, with the falling demand getting worse from the 1 oz coin down to the 1/10 oz coin, the latter of which sustained the greatest drop year over year at more than 12,000 coins.
On the obverse of 2001 Proof Gold American Eagles is a design of Lady Liberty. This iconic image of Liberty was created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907 and originally appeared on the $20 Gold Double Eagle Coin from 1907 to 1933.
The reverse face of all 2001 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins includes a family of bald eagles. In this design, a male eagle is shown flying over the nest clutching an olive branch as a female eagle rests within the nest sheltering a young hatchling under her wing.
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