The Proof Gold American Eagle coin is the ideal collector’s piece from the United States Mint. The nation’s official gold bullion product, the Proof Gold Eagle features some of the most beautiful designs you’ll find on any American coin. As with other American Eagle coins, Liberty graces the obverse with the bald eagle on the reverse. The 2018-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coin is available to you today for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you within a new burgundy presentation case that includes a COA!
- 31st issue of ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagles!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of $25 (USD) by the United States.
- Obverse design of Liberty created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
- Reverse imagery of bald eagles created in 1986 by Miley Busiek.
- Bears the West Point Mint’s “W” mint mark.
In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt approached Augustus Saint-Gaudens for help in redesigning the nation’s gold coins. As an emerging global power in the 20th century, Roosevelt believed American coinage needed to reflect this new era of American prominence.
Saint-Gaudens was an Irish-American artist whose Liberty design would go on to become the most coveted and popular in the history of American coinage. It featured on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933, but Saint-Gaudens would never see his design come to fruition on coins. He died just months before the first Gold Double Eagles were released into circulation.
On the obverse of the 2018 ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle is Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty depiction. In the design she is featured in full-length figure with long, flowing hair. She hoists the torch aloft in her right hand as a light for the nation on its future path, while holding an olive branch of peace in her left hand. These coins have her figure surrounded by a total of 50 stars, each one representing a US state.
The reverse of the 2018-W ½ oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin bears a design exclusive to this series. Miley Busiek created this collection of eagles in 1986 for use on the Gold American Eagle. It depicts a male eagle in flight returning to the nest where a female watches over a group of hatchlings.
All 2018 ½ oz Proof Gold Eagles are shipped in new satin-lined, burgundy velvet presentation cases. The cases are housed in burgundy outer boxes and include a Certificate of Authenticity. New this year as well is the reintroduction of mintage caps for the Proof Gold American Eagle. Just 7,100 ½ oz coins will be struck in total for 2018.
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