After big surges in the preceding two years, gold prices moved upward at a much slower pace in 2004. Despite rising less in total and at a slower pace, the US Mint adjusted to increasing gold prices by raising the premiums on the Proof Gold American Eagle coins. This had a cooling effect on demand for the coins. Right now, 2004 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagles are available to purchase online at Silver.com in perfect condition.
- Coins ship to you inside of NGC protective plastic slabs!
- 18th year of issue for the 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle!
- Availability limited within the original 27,330-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 label.
- The obverse face includes the design of Lady Liberty.
- Reverse side features the American bald eagle design.
- Includes “W” mint marks.
Each of the 2004 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins in this product listing features a perfect certification from the NGC. Coins with a PF70 grade exhibit full, original mint luster with no detracting flaws on the designs or background field. The UCAM label means these coins are ultra-cameo, with strong, frosted designs and deeply-mirrored, clear backgrounds.
The 2004 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle was down in mintage just under 1,000 coins in total from the year before. The 1/2 oz coin remained the lowest minted coin in the series this year, a position it had maintained through most of its history to this point. Though the 2004 1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagle was down from 2003, it was still above the 2002 mintage.
On the obverse of 2004 Proof Gold American Eagle coins, you’ll find the image of Lady Liberty. This vision of Liberty was designed in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens as the leading piece in a wave of new American coin designs to come out in the early 20th century.
The reverse of the 2004 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagles features a design from Miley Busiek. This design is found only on the Gold American Eagle coinage and features a male eagle in flight over the nest with a female in the nest offering its wing as shelter to a young hatchling.
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