Three of the four Proof Gold American Eagle coins enjoyed a jump in demand in 2003, with the 1/10 oz coin proving to be the only exception as it had a minuscule drop in mintage from the previous year. Rising gold prices drove demand for bullion and collectible gold, but premium increases as a result of rising gold prices per ounce negated the possibility of larger gains. The 2003 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle is yours to purchase today at Silver.com with a perfect certification.
- Coins ship to you inside of protective plastic slabs courtesy of the NGC!
- 17th release year of 1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagles!
- Availability limited within the original 28,270-coin mintage!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of $25 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of PF70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM specimen.
- Lady Liberty graces the coin’s obverse.
- Bald eagles are visible on the coin’s reverse.
- Features “W” mint marks.
The 2003 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin had the lowest mintage figure of the year, coming in below the 1 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz coin. It was, however, within 100 coins of the mintage for the 1 oz gold coin in 2003. The 1/2 oz coin did enjoy the greatest increased in demand year-over-year of the four weights though, with gold buyers snatching up 1,624 more coins than the 2002 version.
In 2003, the United States Mint adjusted its gold premiums for the first time since 1998 in response to rising gold prices. The US Mint also had relatively low maximum mintage figures for two of the four Proof Gold Eagles. These 1/2 oz coins had a mintage cap at just 8,000 for the year, with a further 21,000 available inside the annual 4-Coin Proof Gold Eagle Set.
The obverse face of all 2003 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coins includes the vision of Liberty designed in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. On the reverse of all 2003 Proof Gold American Eagle Coins is the design of American bald eagles created in 1986 by Miley Busiek.
These 2003 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins earned PF70 certifications from the NGC. Coins in this condition showcase full, original mint luster and possess no detracting flaws of any kind on the surface areas. The UCAM label denotes that these specimens have strong, frosted designs and deeply-mirrored, clear backgrounds.
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