There are few icons more symbolic of American power, pride, and freedom than Lady Liberty and the bald eagle. Together, these images appear on the nation’s official gold bullion coin. The 2002-W 1/10 oz Gold American Eagle is now available from Silver.com with Proof 70 grading from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
A PR70 grade from the PCGS means that each coin is considered a perfectly struck proof. The DCAM designation is reserved for coins with a strong, frosted finish set against a deeply mirrored background. The “W” mint mark on these coins identifies them as a product of the West Point branch of the US Mint.
Congress established the Gold American Eagle as the nation’s official gold bullion coin in 1985 when they passed the Gold Bullion Coin Act. The image for the obverse side of the coin came from Augustus Saint-Gaudens. His depiction of Lady Liberty first appeared in 1907 on the $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin, commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt. Modern sculptor Miley Busiek designed the family of eagles featured on the reverse.
Congress established the United States Mint in 1792 with passage of the coinage act. Operating four primary facilities, it is the only entity authorized to produce circulation currency for the federal government. These specific coins were minted at the West Point mint located in New York.
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