Proof Gold American Eagle coins are available from the United States Mint annually. These coins feature a brilliant finish and sharper edges than their bullion counterparts, and are highly coveted by collectors across North America and around the globe. Right now, the 2016 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin is available as a perfect specimen from the PCGS.
- 30th anniversary of the Gold American Eagle coin.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab.
- Consists of one troy ounce of 22-karat gold.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of PR70 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- First Strike coins from the PCGS.
- Features the mint mark of the West Point Mint.
For the 30th anniversary of the Gold American Eagle coin, the United States Mint has suspended the use of its reeded edge on the proof and burnished coins. All coins in the series feature a reeded edge, but the proof and burnished coins this year will have smooth edges with celebratory wording.
Each 2016 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle available here today has a perfect grade of PR70 from the PCGS. Each product has its full, original mint luster and bears no detracting flaws on the surfaces of the coin.
DCAM coins, or deep-cameo, have stark contrasts between the strong, frosted finish on the design set and the deeply-mirrored, clear background field. This difference creates great visual contrast between the coin’s design field and the surface. As First Strike coins, each of these products was shipped to the PCGS by the US Mint within the first 24 hours of the release date set by the mint.
On the obverse is the image of Liberty, designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907. His image depicts Liberty as a guiding force for the nation, striding forward from the national capital with her torch held aloft as a guiding light. The reverse bears the image of a family of nesting bald eagles. Created by Miley Busiek and used exclusively on the Gold American Eagle, this design includes a male and female bald eagle with a group of hatchlings.
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