As is the case with many years in which the demand for Proof Gold Eagles increases, collectors buying gold from this United States Mint series preferred the ever-popular 1/10 oz version of the coin. Since its introduction in 1988, the 1/10 oz coin had outsold all others in every year, but that dominance was nearing an end in 2005. Right now, 2005 1/10 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com in perfect condition.
- Ships to you inside of protective plastic slabs from the NGC!
- 18th year of availability for 1/10 oz Proof Gold Eagles!
- Availability limited within the original 49,265-coin mintage!
- Consists of One-Tenth Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $5 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM label.
- The obverse field depicts Lady Liberty.
- The reverse field includes American bald eagles.
- Features “W” mint marks.
Each of the 2005 1/10 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins in this listing with Silver.com earned a perfect PF70 certification from the NGC. Coins in this condition exhibit full, original mint luster for the date mark and include no detracting flaws on the designs or surface areas of the coin.
The included UCAM label indicates the NGC qualifies these coins as ultra-cameo specimens. Coins with a UCAM label feature brilliant visual contrast between strong, frosted matte design sets and deeply-mirrored, clear background fields.
2005 1/10 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins enjoyed an impressive surge in demand on the back of rising gold prices and gold premiums at the US Mint which, while up for a third consecutive year, were not in line with the 20% increase in gold prices for the year. The increase of 14,134 coins in 2005 was the largest for the 1/10 oz coin since 1998-1999, and the second largest behind only the 1989-1990 release years.
On the obverse of all 2005 Proof Gold American Eagle Coins is the design of Lady Liberty. This vision captures her figure marching forward with a torch in hand to light the way for the country. Her figure is framed by rays of sunshine from the background and includes a ring of 50 stars around the edge.
The reverse side of 2005 1/10 oz Proof Gold American Eagles bears the design of American bald eagles created by Miley Busiek. The image features a male eagle in flight over the nest as a female eagle shelters a hatchling under her wing.
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