Introduced in 1986, the Gold American Eagle Series is the official gold bullion product of the United States. Today, the series is available with four weights in bullion, four weights in proof, and one weight in a burnished version of the coin. In 1986 though, there was only the 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle in the collectible range. The 2018-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coin is now available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in a protective plastic slab by the NGC!
- 32nd release of Proof Gold American Eagle coins!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of PF70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Ultra-cameo specimen.
- Early Release label in slab.
- Lady Liberty appears on the obverse of the coin.
- The American bald eagle appears on the reverse of the coin.
- Includes the West Point Mint’s “W” mint mark.
Proof Gold Eagle coins from the United States Mint debuted in 1986, but only the 1 oz coin was available in that issue year. It would take two more years for the US Mint to phase in the fractional weights that were available from the first year in the bullion version. The ½ oz coin arrived in 1987, followed by the ¼ and 1/10 oz coins in 1988.
The Proof American Gold Eagle coin has much lower mintage figures than its bullion counterpart. 1986 and 1987 brought the highest mintage levels in the proof range, with 446,290 and 147,498 respectively. Mintage has never surpassed 100,000 again, with the lowest figure to date in the series hit in 2012 with 23,630 coins struck.
On the obverse of the 2018-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coin is Lady Liberty. Created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907, this design is widely regarded as the greatest American coin design of all time. It featured originally on the $20 Gold Double Eagle coin.
The reverse features a unique design found only on Gold American Eagle coins. It features a bald eagle returning to the family nest where a female sits with a group of hatchlings. This design comes from Miley Busiek and was developed in 1986.
The 2018-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle in this listing is a perfect PR70 specimen. The PCGS issues perfect grades to coins with full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws. Ultra-cameo coins have strong, frosted design elements and deeply-mirrored, clear background fields.
Each coin here arrives with an Early Release label in the slab. This indicates the coin arrived for certification with the NGC within the first 30 days of its 2018 issue date from the mint.
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