Demand for the Proof Gold American Eagles increased in 2016. Much of this was due to the 30th anniversary of the American Eagle Collection. While there was no special proof set available for the year, commemorative date marks such as major anniversaries tend to attract increased attention from collectors. The 2016 1/4 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coin is currently available to you for online purchase at Silver.com with NGC certifications.
- Ships to you inside of the NGC’s protective plastic slab!
- 30th anniversary year for the American Eagles!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of $10 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of PF70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM label.
- On the obverse side of the coin is Liberty.
- The reverse side includes the image of American bald eagles.
- Features “W” mint marks.
As the Proof Gold American Eagles opened for sales, demand from collectors was increased over the previous years. The coins were again offered for purchase as individual options in the 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz weights. There was also the additional 4-Coin Proof Gold American Eagle Set available to collectors for the year.
Opening sales for the Proof Gold Eagles were very strong in this 30th-anniversary year, with four the five options selling at a rate double that of the 2015 release of the coins. The 1 oz coin and 4-Coin Set had the highest demand in the series out of the gates. While sales figures did eventually cool down from the original pace, the 2016 Proof Gold Eagles remained ahead of sales figures from 2015.
The obverse side of the 2016 1/4 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin includes the vision of Liberty created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. This design originally appeared on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933 when the US halted production of gold coins and rounded up those in circulation to melt down.
On the reverse face of 2016 Proof Gold American Eagle Coins is the design of a family of bald eagles. This image was created in 1986 by Miley Busiek for exclusive use on the Gold American Eagle collection of coins. It depicts a male eagle, female eagle, and young hatchling around the family nest.
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