2005 marked another notable increase in the price of gold, the initial cost of Proof Gold American Eagles from the United States Mint, and a significant increase in the demand for all four coins in the collection. Right now, 2005 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com with NGC certifications of PF70.
- Ships to you inside of protective plastic slabs from the NGC!
- 20th release of 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coins!
- Availability limited within the original 35,246-coin mintage!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM specimen.
- On the obverse is Lady Liberty.
- The reverse includes American bald eagles.
- Features “W” mint marks.
Each of the 2005 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins in this listing comes with a perfect PF70 certification from the NGC. Coins with this grade exhibit full, original mint luster with no detracting flaws on the design sets or background fields. Further, the UCAM label means these coins have visual brilliance courtesy of strong, frosted design elements and deeply-mirrored, clear background fields.
The price of gold in 2005 enjoyed a third consecutive year of growth, and the second year in the last three in which it increased 20% in the course of one calendar year. Gold finished the year at $513 per ounce. The United States Mint raised the premiums for Proof Gold Eagles for a third consecutive year as well after leaving prices untouched from 1998 to 2002.
Mintage for the 2005 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin was up significantly. The 1 oz coin rose by a total of 7,013 coins. This wasn’t the largest increase among the four coins, but it kept the 1 oz gold coin ahead of the 1/2 oz coin and closed the gap on the 1/4 oz coin in terms of popularity.
On the obverse of all 2005 1 oz Proof Gold Eagles is the iconic vision of Liberty created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. This design first appeared on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933. The reverse side of 2005 Proof Gold American Eagle coins features American bald eagles. This design was created in 1986 by Miley Busiek and features exclusively on the Gold American Eagle series of coins.
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