The first issue of Proof American Gold Eagle coins in the 21st century saw the collectible gold bullion coins retreat after two positive years of gains in mintage. The 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coin issued in 2001 dropped from the previous year, but actually sustained the least loss in mintage among the four coins. Right now, 2001 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coins arrive inside of protective plastic slabs from the NGC!
- 16th release year of 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagles in 1 oz weights!
- Limited availability within the original mintage of 24,555 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM label included.
- Lady Liberty from Augustus Saint-Gaudens on the obverse.
- American bald eagles created by Miley Busiek on the reverse.
- “W” mint mark.
Each of the 2001 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins in this product listing comes with a perfect certification from the NGC. The NGC issues a PF70 grade to proof coins which exhibit full, original mint luster with a complete lack of detracting flaws. The UCAM label included with purchase denotes the presence of strong, frosted design reliefs and deeply-mirrored, clear background fields.
After seeing mintage rise for the Proof Gold Eagles in 1999 and 2000, the United States Mint saw a sharp decline in the demand for its collectible Gold Eagles in 2001. The 1 oz gold coin did drop along with the other weights in the series, but its loss of 8,452 coins year-over-year was the lowest among the four weights and much lower than the staggering decline of more than 12,400 in the mintage of the popular 1/10 oz coin.
On the obverse of the 2001 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin is the image of Lady Liberty. This design of Liberty is a powerful statement on America’s growing prominence in the early 20th century. Augustus Saint-Gaudens envisions a figure of Liberty breaking free from the nation’s previous use of Greek and Roman inspirations, with a character that exudes freedom and confidence.
The reverse of the 2001 Proof American Gold Eagle Coins features a unique design found only in the American Gold Eagle collection. Designed by Miley Busiek in 1986, the artwork features a male eagle flying over the nest with an olive branch as a female extends a wing to shelter a hatchling within the nest.
If you have any questions about these coins, please contact JM Bullion. Our customer service associates are waiting to help you at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, or via our email address.