It didn’t take long for the American Eagle coin series to become massively popular with investors and collectors around the globe. The 1991 production year was part of a two-year spike in mintage of the Proof American Gold Eagle after slumpings years following the introduction of the coins in 1986. Right now you can purchase the 1991-P 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coin in perfect condition from JM Bullion.
- 6th annual release of the Proof American Gold Eagle.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab.
- Contains a true gold weight of 1/2 oz of 22-karat gold.
- Bears a face value of $25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Features a Deep-cameo finish on the coin’s surface.
- Includes a “P” mint mark from the Philadelphia Mint.
The 1991 mintage of the coin was part of a brief two-year spike in American Gold Eagle coinage, powered in part by economic uncertainty coming out of the recession of the late 1980s and the onset of the Gulf War in the Middle East.
On the homefront, American Gold Eagle coins struck in 1991 were the last to feature Roman numerals on the coin’s surface for the date marks. Starting in 1992, the US Mint shifted to the use of Arabic numbers for marking the date of issue on the coin.
Each 1991-P 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle in this product listing earned a PR70 grade from the PCGS. Coins of this type feature full, original luster from the mint and lack any signs of wear and tear, contact marks, or hairlines on the coin’s surface.
DCAM, or Deep-cameo, is a term used to describe the unique finish on a proof coin. When coins have a DCAM designation, it identifies it as one with a strong, frosted finish on the design set and a deeply-mirrored, clear background field.
On the obverse face of the coin is the image of Lady Liberty that Augustus Saint-Gaudens created in 1907. Considered the finest American coin design of all time, it originated on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933.
The reverse bears the image of the American bald eagle. In this case, a male bald eagle is shown flying over the family nest, which holds a group of hatchlings under the close eye of a female eagle.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to JM Bullion at 800-276-6508. You can also contact us online using our live web chat and email features. Be sure to check out similar coins like the BU 2014 1/2 oz American Gold Eagle and the 1991-P 1/4 oz American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 DCAM.