The Proof American Gold Eagle coin is available to collectors with four options. The 1 oz gold coin is the standard option, while three fractional weights exist that include a 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz choice. Right now, 1991 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are available to purchase from JM Bullion with a perfect certification from the NGC.
- Arrives inside of a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- 4th issue year for the 1/4 oz Proof Gold Eagle coin!
- Limited availability within the original mintage of 50,839 coins!
- Contains 1/4 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $10 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM specimen.
- Features the image of Lady Liberty on the obverse.
- American bald eagles are depicted on the reverse.
- “P” mint marks.
Each of the 1991 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins available to you here today is in perfect condition. The coins in this listing earned the NGC’s PF70 grade which indicates that each one exhibits full, original mint luster and lacks all detracting flaws. The included UCAM label is reserved for proof coins with strong, frosted design sets and deeply-mirrored, clear background fields.
These 1991 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins were part of the final year of issue for Gold Eagles using Roman numerals. From 1986 to 1991, the US Mint issued both bullion and proof Gold Eagles with date marks using Roman numerals. Beginning in 1992, the US Mint changed to the use of Arabic numerals.
All of these 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coins also feature a “P” mint mark on the obverse side. The fractional-weight Proof Gold Eagles were produced by the Philadelphia Mint from their introduction in 1987/1988 until 1992. In 1993, the US Mint combined all Proof Gold Eagle production at the West Point Mint where the 1 oz coin was already struck.
On the obverse of the 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coin is the iconic image of Liberty that helped transform American coinage. As President Theodore Roosevelt sought to modernize American coinage in the early 20th century, Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ 1907 design of Liberty for the $20 Gold Double Eagle became the standard by which all future designs of Liberty would be compared.
The reverse face of the 1991 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle features the image of a family of bald eagles in the nest. Created specifically for the Gold Eagle collection in 1986 by Miley Busiek, it depicts a nest full of hatchlings under the watchful eye of a female eagle as a male eagle flies overhead.
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