Out of the 664,508 total One Ounce American Gold Eagles minted in 1997 only 179 (W) coins have been certified as a PR70 DCAM grade by the PCGS.
American Gold Eagle coins bear the images of some of the greatest symbols in American history. The bald eagle has served as the official emblem of the nation since 1792, and Lady Liberty has stood guard over New York Harbor since 1886. Today, both images appear on the nations official gold bullion coin. Right now, the 1997-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle proof is available in perfect condition from JM Bullion.
- There are only 259 coins in existence with this grade and condition!
- 11th annual striking of American Gold Eagles.
- Ships to you in a protective slab.
- Contains a true gold content of 1 oz pure gold.
- Face value of $50 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Proof70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Available with a Deep-cameo finish.
- Bears the W mint mark from the West Point Mint.
When the federal government announced the American Gold Eagle series in 1985, it was planned with greater diversity than its silver counterpart. While the Silver Eagle offers just one weight, the American Gold Eagle is available in a total of four different weights; 1 oz, oz, oz, and 1/10 oz.
The bullion version of the American Gold Eagle debuted in 1986 with all four weights available, but the proof coin had only these 1 oz American Gold Eagles available at the time. Fractional weights were phased in during 1987 and 1988 for the Proof American Gold Eagle.
Each 1997-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle available for purchase right now is considered a perfect specimen by the PCGS. Proof coins with a PR70 grade have full, original mint luster, and no detracting flaws of any kind.
The deep-cameo finish of these coins is quite unique. The design set of Lady Liberty (obverse) and the bald eagles (reverse) have a strong, frosted finish. Conversely, the background field on both sides is deeply-mirrored and clear, creating an immense visual contrast between the two fields.
On the obverse youll find Augustus Saint-Gaudens 1907 depiction of Lady Liberty. The reverse of each coin features the image of a family of nesting bald eagles, created in 1986 by artist and sculptor Miley Busiek.
If you have questions, dont hestitate to ask. JM Bullion associates are available on the phone at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and via email. You may also want to view our other featured coins like the 1990-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 DCAM or our 1996-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 DCAM.