After struggling during the late 1990s to generate interest among numismatists, the American Gold Eagle experienced a brief surge at the turn of the 21st century as Y2K fears stoked concerns about the stability of global markets. The 2000 mintage year was one of the best in recent memory, at the time, for the American Gold Eagle. Now, you have the chance to own a 2000-W 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coin with a perfect grade from the PCGS.
- Only 244 coins are available in this condition!
- 15th annual striking of Proof American Gold Eagle coins.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- Contains 1/4 oz of 22-karat gold.
- Issued a face value of $10 (USD) by the United States government.
- Bears a grade of PR70 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Available with a DCAM finish.
- “W” mint mark identifies the West Point Mint as the striking facility.
Throughout the late 1990s, the American Gold Eagle hit a rough stretch because of a strong American and global economy. Fears over the impact of Y2K on banking and global trade led to a surge in precious metal values at the end of the century though. After striking 34,000 1/4 oz coins in 1999, the US Mint produced 36,000 coins in 2000.
Each of the 2000-W 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coins in this product listing from JM Bullion has earned a PR70 grade from the PCGS. Considered a perfect specimen, each coin has its full, original mint luster and lacks any detracting flaws on its surfaces.
The deep-cameo, or DCAM, designation used for these proof coins identifies products with a stark contrast between the design and its background field. The strong, frosted finish on the design gives it the appearance of floating above the coin’s deeply-mirrored, clear background.
On the obverse is the image of Lady Liberty. Originally created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907, this image is widely considered the finest to grace an American coin. It was the face of the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933 when the US government ended the production of gold circulation currency.
The reverse features a design from private artist Miley Busiek. Her depiction of the American bald eagle includes that of a male eagle returning to the nest with an olive branch, wherein a group of hatchlings are under the watchful eye of a female eagle.
We encourage all JM Bullion customers to ask questions when they arise. You should feel free to call us on the phone at 800-276-6508, connect with us online using our live web chat feature, or send us an email with your inquiries. You may also enjoy viewing similar coins like the 1995-W 1/4 oz American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 DCAM or the 1996-W 1/4 oz American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 DCAM.