The single most popular coin series from the United States Mint is the American Eagle. Serving as the official sovereign coin of the United States, the American Eagle is produced in silver, gold, and platinum each year, with all three versions available in bullion and proof strikings. Right now, Silver.com offers 2004-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle coins in perfect condition for numismatists.
- Ships to you in an NGC plastic slab to protect the coin’s condition.
- Consists of one-half troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of $25 (USD) by the government of the United States.
- Graded a perfect PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Available with an Ultra-cameo finish.
- Features a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
When President Theodore Roosevelt wanted to breathe new life into the appearance of American gold coins, he turned to Irish-born artist and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. As a well-known artist, Saint-Gaudens was chosen by President Roosevelt in 1905 to come up with a new design to use on American gold coins.
His Lady Liberty depiction originally consisted of a full-length figure of Liberty, surrounded by 46 stars. By the time the image was ready for striking on gold coins, New Mexico and Arizona had joined the Union, and two stars had to be added to the design after Saint-Gaudens’ death in 1907.
On the obverse side of each 2004-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle is Saint-Gaudens’ depiction of Liberty. Further upgraded from its original circulation run (1907-1933), this coin features 50 stars to represent the additions of Hawaii and Alaska.
The reverse side of all Gold American Eagle coins bears the image of a family of bald eagles in its nest. The male is featured returning to the nest with an olive branch, where a female stands vigilant watch of the hatchlings.
Each of the coins in this product listing features a PF70 grade from the NGC. Coins in this condition feature full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws of any kind. Ultra-cameo refers to the coin’s frosted design set and deeply-mirrored background field.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Silver.com. Our associates are available at 888-989-7223, online using our live web chat, or via email. If you are interested in similar products, be sure to check out our collection of American Gold Buffaloes.