2006 was more than just the 20th anniversary year for the American Eagle series from the United States Mint. It was also the first year in which the Burnished Gold American Eagle was available, and one of just three years in which fractional-ounce coins were actually available. Right now, 2006-W 1/2 oz Burnished Gold American Eagles are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in the US Mint display box and Certificate of Authenticity originally offered!
- First issue year for the 1/2 oz Burnished Gold American Eagle!
- Mintage limited to 15,164 coins only!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- The obverse features the design of Lady Liberty.
- On the reverse is a family of eagles.
- Includes a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Each of the 2006-W 1/2 oz Burnished Gold American Eagles in this product listing is available to you with its original packaging from the United States Mint. Burnished Gold Eagles are housed inside of protective presentation boxes and come with a Certificate of Authenticity from the mint.
The release of the 2006 Burnished Gold American Eagle marked the first year of availability for a second collectible version of the Gold Eagle coins. The burnished coin has matte visuals that result from the polishing process the blank goes through before coining occurs. The US Mint initially offered the Burnished Gold American Eagle coin in 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz weights. This occurred from 2006 to 2008, but after the two-year hiatus the program went through, the fractional-ounce coins were canceled.
The obverse side of the 2006-W 1/2 oz Burnished Gold American Eagle features the historic Lady Liberty design. This image was created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and depicts Liberty walking toward the viewer hold her torch aloft in one hand and an olive branch in the other. Her figure has rays of sunshine emanating from behind it and is surrounded by a ring of 50 stars. You will also find the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint on this surface of the coin.
On the reverse of 2006 Burnished Gold American Eagles is the image of a family of American bald eagles in and around the nest. As a female watches over a young hatchling in the nest, a male eagle flies overhead. This design is exclusive to the Gold Eagles and comes from artist Miley Busiek.
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