The 2003 issue year for Proof Gold American Eagle coins from the United States Mint debuted at a time of steadily rising gold prices. After surpassing $300 per ounce in 2002, gold soared above $400 in 2003 and the US Mint had to respond by raising the premiums for all Gold American Eagle Coins. Today, 2003 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins are available to you online at Silver.com in perfect condition.
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- 18th year of availability for 1 oz Proof Gold Eagles!
- Availability limited within the original 28,344-coin mintage!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- The face value of $50 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM designation.
- On the obverse side is an image of Lady Liberty.
- The reverse face includes the American bald eagle design.
2003 was the first of many consecutive years that would see the price of gold rise during the early 21st century. After clearing a significant marker in 2002, gold would again clear another mark in 2003 by surpassing $400 per ounce to finish the year at $416.25. This represented a gain of more than 20% for the year.
Demand for the Proof Gold Eagles was up modestly, with many who buy gold turning to the bullion version of the Gold American Eagle instead. Collectible demand was likely cooled to a degree courtesy of the US Mint’s first price adjustment on Gold Eagles since 1998, a move taken in response to rising gold prices.
All 2003 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins are available today with PF70 certifications. This grade from the NGC indicates the coins have full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws. The UCAM designation is reserved for coins with strong, frosted mint luster and deeply-mirrored, clear background fields.
On the obverse side of Proof Gold American Eagle Coins is Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ design of Lady Liberty. This vision of Liberty appeared first on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933.
The reverse face of 2003 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagles includes an American bald eagle design. Created in 1986 by Miley Busiek, it features an entire family of bald eagles surrounding their nest.
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