Once the darling of the Gold American Eagle series, the ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle often elicits lower demand from collectors these days, but that doesn’t mean it is without value. The lower mintage figures of the ½ oz coin compared to its fellow Gold Eagle weights mean there are fewer in market each year, adding to their collectible value. Right now, the 2017-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com with perfect certification.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab from the PCGS.
- 31st annual striking of ½ oz Proof Gold Eagles!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- DCAM designation.
- Obverse features the image of Liberty created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
- Reverse depicts a bald eagle family as created by Miley Busiek.
- Includes the West Point Mint’s “W” mint mark.
Each 2017-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin in this Silver.com listing is a perfect specimen from the PCGS. Coins with a PR70 grade from the PCGS have full, original mint luster and lack all detracting flaws.
The DCAM designation, which stands for deep-cameo, is reserved for proof coins with spectacular beauty. These coins have a strong, frosted matte finish on the design elements and a deeply-mirrored, clear background field. This creates the appearance of the design set floating above the coin’s design field.
The Lady Liberty design from Augustus Saint-Gaudens on the Gold American Eagle features America’s beloved Liberty in full-length figure, her Greek gown flowing in the breeze as she strides confidently forward out of the setting sun. In Saint-Gaudens’ original design, the US Capitol Building is featured at her feet and she is surrounded by 46 stars. This image was updated for the Gold Eagle, with the addition of two stars from the 1912 design (48 stars) reflect Hawaii and Alaska’s admission to the Union.
The obverse of all 2017 ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle coins includes Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ brilliant depiction of Liberty. Originally used on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933, the image was introduced at first with just 46 stars on it to represent the number of states in the Union.
On the reverse of Gold American Eagle coins is the depiction of a group of bald eagles in their nest. This family unit includes a group of hatchlings in the nest, a female standing guard over the hatchlings, and a male flying overhead.
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