The American Gold Eagle coin was introduced in 1986 as the official gold bullion product of the United States. In that same year, a collector’s version of the coin was introduced. Known as a proof product, these American Gold Eagles have exceptional beauty in design and are highly prized. Right now you can purchase a 1990-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle from JM Bullion.
- 4th annual striking of the American Gold Eagle.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab.
- Contains a true gold weight of 1 oz of pure gold.
- Face value of $50 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Available with a Deep-cameo finish.
- Bears the “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
American Gold Eagle coins were introduced through the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985. The provisions of the act provided for the creation of a bullion and proof coin program, but only the bullion version would include the four planned weights immediately. In 1986, a 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz bullion coin were unveiled.
That same year the Proof American Gold Eagle was unveiled, but only made available in a 1 oz weight. The ½ oz weight was introduced in 1987, followed by the ¼ oz and 1/10 oz weights in 1988.
Each 1990-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle coin in this listing has PR70 grade from the PCGS. This is a perfect proof specimen, and has its full, original mint luster. You’ll find no detracting flaws on this coin.
A deep-cameo designation is reserved for coins with a stark contrast between the design sets and the background field. On these coins, the design set has a strong, frosted finish, while the background field is deeply-mirrored and clear.
On the obverse of all American Gold Eagles is the image of Lady Liberty created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The reverse bears the image of a family of bald eagles, and was created in 1986 by sculptor Miley Busiek.
If you have questions, don’t hesitate to call JM Bullion at 800-276-6508. You can also connect with us online through our hosted live web chat feature or by submitting your questions to us via email. Be sure to view our other similar coins like the 1988 (W) 1 oz American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 DCAM or our 1989 (W) 1 oz American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 DCAM.