America’s official gold bullion product is the Gold American Eagle coin from the United States Mint. With its purity and gold weight guaranteed by the United States government, these coins are immensely popular around the globe. Today, the collector’s version is available on Silver.com in perfect condition in the form of the 2012-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle.
- Ships in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- Consists of one-half troy ounce of 22-karat gold.
- Bears a face value of $25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Graded Proof 70 by the PCGS.
- Features a Deep-cameo finish.
- Includes the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
Proof coinage has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity throughout the 20th century and early 21st century. This type of coinage was originally produced for testing and preservation purposes. Mints would strike a proof coins as “proof” of the accuracy and quality of the coining press and blanks. These proof coins were then kept for historical purposes to track coinage from the mint over time.
Today, proof coins are often preferred over bullion coins by many numismatists because of their sharper rims and more intricate designs. As such, the collector’s version of many popular coin programs are now produced in greater number than their bullion counterparts.
All 2012-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagles coins in this product listing have a PR70 grade from the PCGS. Each specimen has its full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws are visible anywhere on the surface.
Deep-cameo is a term used to describe the visual brilliance of a coin. In the case of these DCAM coins, there is a strong, frosted matte finish on the design set and a deeply-mirrored, clear background field.
On the obverse of all Gold Eagles is Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ depiction of Lady Liberty, first created in 1907 for the $20 Gold Double Eagle. The reverse bears the image of a family of bald eagles, and was created specifically for the Gold Eagle by Miley Busiek.
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