Proof Gold Eagles are produced on an annual basis at the United States Mint. Among the coins released each year across the series, there are small numbers that receive certifications and additional labels from the major grading houses: the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and the Professional Coin Grading Service. Now, perfect condition 2021-W 1/4 oz Proof Gold American Eagles are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you in PCGS protective plastic slabs!
- 35th-anniversary year of availability for the Proof Gold Eagles!
- Availability of certified perfect 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 PR70 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- DCAM designation.
- First Strike labels.
- The obverse features Lady Liberty.
- On the reverse is a bald eagle design.
- Comes with a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
When the United States Mint introduced the Proof Gold Eagles in 1986, the coin was only available in the 1 oz gold weight. That was in contrast to the four weights all being available from the beginning in the Brilliant Uncirculated version. The introduction of the Proof Gold Eagle fractional-ounce coins took place over the next two years in 1987 and 1988.
The 1/2 oz gold coin came first in 1987, followed by the 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz gold coins in 1988. The 1 oz gold coin has been issued by the West Point Mint with a “W” mint mark since 1986. The fractional-ounce coins, however, were first struck at the Philadelphia Mint with a “P” mint mark from 1987 to 1993. Starting in 1994, all four coins were housed at the West Point Mint and all issued with a “W” mint mark.
The obverse of 2021-W 1/4 oz Proof Gold American Eagles comes with the iconic image of Lady Liberty. Designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907, the front-facing depiction of Liberty first featured on the Gold $20 Double Eagle until 1933. In the design, Liberty is shown walking toward the viewer with the sun at her back, a torch in her right hand, and an olive branch in her left.
On the reverse side of the 2021-W Proof Gold Eagles is a depiction of bald eagles. The American bald eagles shown here were designed by Miley Busiek and this is the final year in which the design will appear. The 2021 release will feature two versions of the coin. These coins have the original Liberty-Bald Eagle Family design, while mid-2021 releases will have Liberty with the new bald eagle design.
These 2021-W 1/4 oz Proof Gold American Eagles are available with a perfect certification. The PR70 grade is for coins that showcase full, original mint luster with no detracting flaws. The coins listed here also have DCAM and First Strike designations. The former refers to the strong, frosted designs and the deeply-mirrored, clear fields. The latter indicates the coins were received for grading within 30 days of release.
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