American Gold Eagle coins looked to be gaining steam heading into the 21st century, with increasing mintage levels in 1999 and 2000. Then, in 2001 the coins dropped off significantly in terms of mintage and popularity. The 2001-W 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coin is currently available from JM Bullion with a perfect certification level.
- 15th anniversary of the American Gold Eagle coin.
- Ships in a plastic slab to protect the coin’s condition.
- Contains a true gold content of 1/4 oz of .9167 gold.
- Face value of $10 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Earned a grade of PR70 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Features a Deep-cameo finish.
- Includes a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
After years of lackluster production and mintage, the American Gold Eagle experienced increases in demand and production in both 1999 and 2000. In 2001 however, mintage for the 1/4 oz coin dropped 11,000 from the previous year. This was part of a larger trend of sinking mintage for the American Gold Eagle.
The 2001-W Proof American Gold Eagle coins in this product listing have a PR70 certification from the PCGS. Coins in this condition exhibit a full, original mint luster and bear no detracting flaws of any kind on the surfaces.
Additionally, these coins exhibit a DCAM finish. Deep-cameo is a term that describes proof coins with a strong, matte finish on the design set and a deeply-mirrored, clear background field.
On the obverse face of all American Gold Eagle coins you’ll find Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ depiction of Liberty. She is featured in full-length relief striding forward from the capital of Washington DC. His depiction of Liberty is indicative of her role in guiding the nation forward into an unknown future.
The reverse of the coin features an exclusive design from Miley Busiek. Created in 1986, it features a male bald eagle flying over the family nest, which includes a group of hatchlings under the careful watch of a female eagle.
If you have any questions about these Proof American Gold Eagle coins, please don’t hesitate to ask. Our customer service team is available at 800-276-6508, online using our live web chat, and via our email address. Be sure to check out similar coins like the 1995-W 1/4 American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 DCAM and the 1996-W 1/4 oz American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 DCAM.