Being the first gold coin to be minted in the US since 1933, the American Gold Eagle is the official gold bullion coin of the US. The high quality cameo finish of their Proof coins make them an ideal investment for collectors and investors alike. The Proof Gold Eagles are struck in 22-karat gold, include a Certificate of Authenticity, and are safely tucked into a capsule that will protect them for years to come. JM Bullion has the 2000-W 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coin available for purchase right now.
- Received in a protective capsule in a mint-issued display box!
- 15th year of issuance of the Proof American Gold Eagle coins!
- Contains 1/4 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Has a face value of $10 (USD) that is fully backed by the federal government.
- Lady Liberty is featured on the obverse.
- Bald Eagle is featured on the reverse.
- Includes a W mint mark from the West Point Mint.
The Proof American Gold Eagle coins contain 91.67% gold, 3% silver, and 5.33% copper. The Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985, which established the Gold Eagle coin series, mandates the gold in the coins come from US sources. The silver and copper are added to make the coins more durable. The Gold Eagles are struck at the West Point Mint, thus they bear a W mint mark on the obverse.
The obverse of the 2000-W Proof American Gold Eagle coin is based upon the Lady Liberty Double Eagle design created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens that first appeared in 1907. A full-length figure of Lady Liberty is striding forward, with her hair flowing back, her outstretched right hand holds a torch while her extended left hand holds an olive branch.
The reverse of the 2000-W Proof American Gold Eagle coin features the Bald Eagle, the king of birds of prey. This design, created by Miley Busiek and sculpted by Sherl J. Winter, depicts the male bald eagle, with an olive branch in its talons, flying towards a nest where a female eagle and eaglet await.
The US Mint sold 36,036 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coins in 2000. Sales of the 1/4 oz Proof coins experienced numerous ups and downs, selling as many as 98,028 1/4 oz coins in 1988 to as few as 10,613 1/4 oz coins in 2019. The price per ounce of gold during the time period of the American Gold Eagle coin series has skyrocketed. In 1986, the price per ounce of gold closed at $390.90. In 2021, the price per ounce closed at $1,828.60. This is an incredible 368% increase in 36 years!
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