The Proof Gold American Eagle coin from the United States Mint features some of the most gorgeous designs ever to grace an American coin. On one side is the most iconic image of Liberty ever used, and the other features a depiction of the bald eagle created specifically for the Gold Eagle series. Right now, 2017-W 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in the original United States Mint box with Certificate of Authenticity.
- 30th issue of the Proof Gold Eagle in a 1/2 oz weight!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Obverse features the Liberty design from Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
- Reverse includes Miley Busiek’s bald eagle design.
- “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
Each 2017-W 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin available here today is shipped inside of its original United States Mint box, for perfect protection during shipment and ideal display as part of your personal collection. A numbered Certificate of Authenticity is included with your purchase of 2017 Gold American Eagle proofs.
Gold American Eagle coins feature four total weights, unlike its Silver Eagle counterpart which just has a one-ounce option. The four weights in the Gold Eagle series include 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz. However, these weights were phased in over time in proof unlike the bullion version.
All four weights debuted in 1986 in the bullion version, but only the 1 oz proof was available that first year. The 1/2 oz Gold American Eagle debuted on its own in 1987, and was followed in 1988 by the 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz options. For a period of time in the 1980s and 1990s, the 1/2 oz was the most popular option in the Gold Eagle series.
On the obverse of all Gold American Eagle coins you’ll find the image of Liberty. Depicted with her hair and robe flowing freely, she strides confidently forward from the nation’s capital with her guiding torch held aloft. Created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, this design is considered the greatest in American history and featured on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933.
The reverse of the 2017-W 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle includes an exclusive design from sculptor and artist Miley Busiek. She created an image of a male bald eagle flying over the nest with a group of hatchlings under the watchful eye of a female eagle below. This has featured on the reverse of the Gold Eagles since the coins were introduced in 1986.
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