When it comes to collectible coins, nothing enhances the value and demand for a product like certification from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. One of the two finest certification and grading services in the world, the NGC’s stamp on coin’s quality is a mark of excellence. Today, Silver.com offers 2014-W 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coins with perfect grades from the NGC.
- Coins ship in protective plastic slabs from the NGC.
- Consists of a true gold content of one-half troy ounce.
- Bears a face value of $25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Graded PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Available with an Ultra-cameo finish.
- Features a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Proof coins were not always the in-demand collector’s item they are today. When mints first produced proof coins, they were the end product of a testing phase that checked the quality of dies used in bullion production and the accuracy of the coin presses. After striking, these proof coins were often kept by the mint for archival purposes.
Today, proof coins are often produced in greater numbers than their bullion counterparts. Collectors covet proof coins for their sharper rims, more intricate designs, and polished finishes. This is often achieved by using chemicals on the dies and polishing the blanks before striking.
On the obverse side of the coin is the image of Lady Liberty. Created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907, this image first appeared on the $20 Gold Double Eagle, and is credited with reviving the design of American gold coins.
The reverse features Miley Busiek’s family of nesting bald eagles. Accompanying her design are the important characteristics of the coin, such as its weight, purity, metal content, and face value. This image appears only on the reverse of Gold American Eagles.
Each coin in this Silver.com listing has a PF70 grade from the NGC. Perfect proofs such as this feature their full, original mint luster, and no detracting flaws. Ultra-cameo products have strong, forsted finishes on the design set and a deeply-mirrored, clear background field.
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