The American Gold Eagle is the official gold bullion coin of the United States. Like many popular gold bullion programs from national mints around the globe, the American Gold Eagle features the same designs on each side each year. The value in these coins comes from the high standards of design and production used by the United States Mint. Today, you can purchase a 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle from JM Bullion with a random mint year.
- Arrives in a US Mint box with a Certificate of Authenticity included!
- Available annually, with the exception of 2009!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Face value of $50 (USD) is backed by the US government.
- Obverse features Lady Liberty.
- Reverse includes images of either a family of bald eagles or a singular bald eagle.
- Coins in this listing feature random year of minting.
- Please note the outer shipper and/or box may have minor blemishes, but all coins remain in good condition.
These 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are available in US Mint boxes with a Certificate of Authenticity included. Please note that this is a random-year listing. This means that we do not guarantee a particular year of issue in advance. It is possible to receive coins with the same year of issue if you buy more than one.
America’s Gold Eagle program was launched in 1986, the same year as its counterpart, the American Silver Eagle. Although the bullion coin was struck in all four weights (1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz) in 1986, the 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle was the only weight struck in the proof mintage that year. That makes the 1 oz coin the longest-running mintage in the proof series. The ½ oz proof coin was added in 1987, with the ¼ oz and 1/10 oz coins added in 1988.
Since 1988, proof American Gold Eagles have been struck in all four weights each year except 2009 when no proof coins were struck. Although the 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle was the first coin struck in the proof series, it often has the lowest mintage of any of the four weights. Some 446,290 1 oz proofs were struck in 1986, but that number had dropped to 87, 133 by 1988. As of 2013, roughly 24,710 1 oz proofs were struck.
On the obverse side of the American Gold Eagle is a modern reproduction of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Gold Double Eagle design. This image shows Liberty in front-facing relief as she walks toward the view with a torch in one hand and an olive branch in the other.
The reverse side features one of two designs. From 1986 to mid-2021, Miley Busiek’s depiction of a family of bald eagles, with a male returning to the female and hatchlings in the nest is shown on the reverse. From mid-2021 onward, Jennie Norris’ new image of the head of a bald eagle in left-profile relief is captured in the reverse design.
The 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle is produced by the United States Mint. Although the Mint operates four major facilities, the proof American Gold Eagles are only struck at the West Point Mint in New York. Each coin bears a “W” mint mark as an identifying marker.
If you have questions about the American Gold Eagle available here today, contact JM Bullion staff at 800-276-6508. Coins ordered today will be filled based upon availability at shipping, meaning the year of minting will vary.