The Proof Gold American Eagle is one of the finest proof coins in the world. The collector’s version of the nation’s official gold bullion coin, the Proof Gold American Eagle features iconic images of Lady Liberty and the bald eagle on its obverse and reverse faces. Right now, Silver.com offers collector’s the chance to purchase a 2014-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle in perfect condition.
- Ships in a PCGS protective plastic slab.
- Consists of a true gold content of one troy ounce.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Graded PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Available with a Deep-cameo finish.
- Features a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Proof coins began as an afterthought of the minting process. In order to test the quality of dies and the accuracy of the coining press, mints would strike proof coins before starting large-volume bullion production. Proofs were originally kept by mints as a means of archiving coin programs produced on the presses.
Today, proof coins have garnered the attention of collector’s due to their sharper rims, enhanced design features, brilliant finishes, as well as their great value based on premium and current gold prices. Many mints will use polished dies to create frosted design visuals and chemicals on the die to give background fields a clear appearance.
On the obverse side of all Proof Gold American Eagles is the image of Lady Liberty created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Chosen by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905 to revive American gold coin design, Saint-Gaudens vision of Lady Liberty is considered the finest design in American coining history.
The reverse face features a depiction of the bald eagle created by Miley Busiek specifically for use on Gold American Eagle coins. In her depiction, a male bald eagle is featured returning to the nest with an olive branch in its talons. In the nest, a group of hatchlings is watched closely by a female bald eagle.
Each coin in this product listing has a perfect PR70 grade from the PCGS. Coins in this condition have their full, original luster and no flaws. The deep-cameo designation is reserved for coins with frosted design sets overlaying deeply-mirrored, clear background fields.
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