Proof Gold American Eagle coins are the popular collector’s version of the nation’s official gold bullion product. First introduced in 1986, the coins is approaching its 30th anniversary with three exciting versions and a variety of weights available. Today, the 2014-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle is available in perfect condition on Silver.com.
- Arrives in a plastic slab from the PCGS to protect the coin’s condition.
- Consists of one-half troy ounce of 22-karat gold.
- Issued a face value of $25 (USD) by the United States government.
- Graded PR70 by the PCGS.
- Features a Deep-cameo finish.
- Bears the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
Gold American Eagle coins feature one of the most iconic images in the history of American coinage. Augustus Saint-Gaudens originally created his depiction of Lady Liberty in 1907 for use on new American gold coins from the United States Mint. It featured prominently on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933.
Saint-Gaudens’ depiction featured a full-length figure of Lady Liberty, her hair and robes flowing freely in the wind. With the nation’s capital of Washington DC at her feet, a torch in one hand, and an olive branch in the other, the image is representative of the nation’s movement toward an unknown future with confidence and peace in mind.
The 2014-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagles available in this listing earned perfect PR70 grades from the PCGS. This means each coin has its full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws of any kind.
The finish of these coins is classified as deep-cameo. This indicates that the proof coins have a visual appearance that creates the illusion of a design floating above the coin’s background field. This is achieved through the use of a strong, frosted finish on the design and a deeply-mirrored, clear background field.
On the obverse of each coin is Saint-Gaudens’ depiction of Lady Liberty. The reverse bears the image of a family of nesting bald eagles created in 1986 by Miley Busiek, and featured exclusively on the Gold American Eagle coin.
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