One of the most popular offerings in the Gold Eagle series is the ¼ oz version of the coin. An excellent balance of visual beauty and affordable pricing, the ¼ oz Proof Gold Eagle coin is an annual top seller in the Gold Eagle catalog of available coins. The 2017-W ¼ oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coin is available to you for purchase today online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab from the NGC.
- 30th annual release of the ¼ oz Proof Gold Eagle!
- 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 designation.
- Part of the Early Release batch.
- Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ image of Liberty on the obverse.
- Miley Busiek’s family of nesting bald eagles on the reverse.
- Includes the West Point Mint’s “W” mint mark.
From the moment it was unveiled in 1988, the ¼ oz Proof Gold American Eagle has proven to be one of the most popular options in the entire Gold Eagle inventory. In its first year of availability, the ¼ oz coin outsold the 1 oz coin by 11,000 coins and the ¼ oz coin by 22,000 coins.
Only the 1/10 oz coin in the Proof Gold American Eagle series has shown stronger annual sales figures than the ¼ oz coin. However, recent years have seen demand shift again to the ends of the spectrum, with demand for the 1 oz and 1/10 oz coins (largest and smallest) surpassing the two middle offerings.
On the obverse face of the Proof Gold American Eagle coin is the image of Liberty that Augustus Saint-Gaudens created in 1907. His image was the first in a series of new coin designs to grace American gold coinage, and originally featured on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933.
The reverse of the 2017-W ¼ oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin features a design set exclusive to the Gold American Eagle. Created by private artist and sculptor Miley Busiek, this image features a male bald eagle flying over the family nest, which contains a group of hatchlings and the female eagle standing guard.
Each 2017-W ¼ oz Proof Gold American Eagle in this listing has a PF70 grade from the NGC. Coins in this condition are considered perfect, with full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws of any type.
Ultra-cameo coins, or UCAM, are those with a stunning proof finish. You’ll notice a strong, frosted matte finish on the design sets of the coin, which is contrasted brilliantly by the deeply-mirrored, clear background field.
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