The Proof Gold Eagle is the official collectible coin in the Gold American Eagle Series. Introduced in 1986, the 1 oz coin in the proof series has the longest-running production history and was only once not issued: 2009. Now, 2020-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagles are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coin ships to you inside a capsule and presentation case!
- Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- 34th year of release for Proof Gold American Eagles!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States.
- The obverse includes Lady Liberty.
- On the reverse is the American bald eagle family.
- Bears a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Proof Gold American Eagles have an interesting minting history. The series launched in 1986 with bullion and proof versions, but the proof coin consisted only of a 1 oz gold option in that first year. The 1/2 oz gold coin was released in 1987 followed by the 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz gold coins in 1988. In addition, the Proof Gold Eagles were struck by different mints at first.
These 1 oz Proof Gold Eagles have always been produced by the West Point Mint facility with a “W” mint mark on the obverse field. The fractional-ounce coins, however, were initially produced by the Philadelphia Mint with “P” mint marks from 1987/1988 until 1993. Since 1994, the fractional-ounce coins have also been issued by the West Point Mint.
The obverse side of these 2020-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagles features the image of Lady Liberty created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. This vision of Liberty was crafted in front-facing relief as she walks with a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left.
On the reverse of 2020-W Proof Gold American Eagles is a depiction of a family of American bald eagles. The design features a male in flight over the nest as a female guards the lone hatchling within the nest. Miley Busiek created the design in 1986 specifically for this series.
These 2020-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagles are available to you with protective capsules and are housed inside of a US Mint presentation case. The coins come with a Certificate of Authenticity and present with frosted elements and mirrored background fields.
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