The late 1990s saw falling demand for the collectible version of the American Gold Eagle. Proof Gold Eagle demand was relatively flat throughout the early 1990s, but remained stable until 1996 when the coins saw their first decline. Today, 1997 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion with a perfect certification.
- Coins arrive inside of protective slabs courtesy of the NGC!
- 12th year of availability for the 1 oz Proof Gold Eagle!
- Limited availability within the original mintage of 32,999 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- The face value of $50 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM label included.
- The obverse features Lady Liberty from Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
- Reverse includes the American bald eagle design by Miley Busiek.
- W mint mark.
The 1997 Proof American Gold Eagle coins fell in mintage from 1996, marking the second consecutive year that the Proof Gold Eagles fell. The 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coin released in 1997 experienced the least severe drop in mintage, due in large part to the release of a special coin set by the US Mint.
In 1997, the US Mint released the Impressions of Liberty Set which included a 1oz Proof American Gold Eagle coin. With a total of 4,965 sets sold, the 1 oz Proof Gold Eagle retreated less in 1997 than its fractional-weight counterparts.
All of the 1997 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coins in this product listing come to you with a perfect certification. Coins with a PF70 certification exhibit full, original mint luster and lack all signs of detracting flaws in the design elements and background surfaces.
The included UCAM labels stand for ultra-cameo and refer to the visual brilliance of the coins. The design elements have strong, frosted matte visuals along with a deeply-mirrored, clear background field.
On the obverse of all 1997 Proof American Gold Eagles coins is Lady Liberty. This design appeared on the $20 Gold Double Eagle coin from 1907 to 1933 and was designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The Irish-American engraver and sculptor was approached directly by President Theodore Roosevelt to help revitalize American coinage in 1905.
The reverse of the 1997 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins features the design of bald eagles. Created exclusively for the Gold Eagle collection by Miley Busiek, the design includes a male eagle flying over the nest where a female guards over hatchlings.
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