Proof Gold American Eagle coins are the collector’s version of the nation’s official gold coins. Part of the greater Gold American Eagle coin program, the coins are all celebrating the 30th anniversary of their first release. The 2016 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin is available now from Silver.com with a perfect designation.
- This marks the 30th anniversary of the Gold American Eagle coin.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- Consists of one-half troy ounce of 22-karat gold.
- Issued a face value of $25 (USD) by the United States government.
- Bears a grade of PR70 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Features a Deep-cameo designation. Designated as a First Strike coin.
- Includes the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
Each 2016 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin in this Silver.com product listing earned the highest grade possible from the PCGS. Coins of this type are considered perfect specimens, feature full, original mint luster, and bear no detracting flaws of any kind.
As a First Strike coin, these products arrived from the United States Mint at the PCGS, or an approved facility, within the first 24 hours of the release date as set by the mint. DCAM coins have stark contrasts between the matte finish of the design set and deeply-mirrored finish of the background.
The United States Mint introduced the American Eagle coins in 1986. Available in gold and silver, with bullion and proof versions available, the Gold American Eagle remains the most versatile coin in the series. The gold coins are available in bullion, proof, and burnished finishes with four total weights available.
On the obverse of the coin is the image of Liberty, featured originally on the $20 Gold Double Eagle coin. Augustus Saint-Gaudens created this image under the direct commission of President Theodore Roosevelt. The reverse includes the image of a family of nesting bald eagles. The design includes a male eagle, female eagle, and a group of hatchlings.
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