Gold American Eagle coins are the official gold bullion products of the United States. Each year, the United States Mint strikes the coins in three different versions and four different weights. Popular among collectors, the Proof Gold American Eagle features sharp rims and design features, with brilliant finishes. Right now, the 2001-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle is available on Silver.com.
- Coins ship in PCGS protective slab.
- Consists of a total weight of one troy ounce of gold.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Graded a perfect proof coin by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Features a Deep-cameo finish.
- “W” mint mark identifies the West Point Mint as the production facility.
Proof Gold American Eagle mintage is set by the US Mint based upon demand in the marketplace. Rather than setting a strict mintage level, the coins are produced as demand ebbs and flows. The 2001 production year saw one of the lowest mintages in the program’s history, and a perfect condition 2001 proof is the hardest 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle to find.
Each of the 2001-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coins in this listing earned a PR70 grade from the PCGS. Perfect proofs have their full, original luster, and no hairlines, contact marks, or blemishes of any kind. Deep-cameo coins have strong, frosted finishes on the design set, and a deeply-mirrored, clear background field.
On the obverse you’ll see Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ iconic Lady Liberty image. His creation is representative of the nation’s confidence as it marches toward a brighter future. Liberty guides the way with a torch in her left hand, and carries an olive branch in her left as a sign of the country’s desire for peace.
The reverse side features Miley Busiek’s depiction of the bald eagle. Designed specifically for the Gold American Eagle, her creation includes a male bald eagle, female bald eagle, and a nest full of hatchlings.
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