American Gold Eagle coins are struck by the United States Mint on an annual basis, with the modern program consisting of coins available in four different weights and three different versions. While the bullion coin was originally the most popular, the proof coin is highly coveted these days, even if bullion mintage numbers remain higher. Today, JM Bullion offers the chance to purchase a 2002-W oz American Gold Eagle coin in perfect condition.
- There are just 510 coins with this condition and certification.
- Ships to you in a plastic slab to protect the coins condition.
- Contains oz of .9167 gold.
- Face value of $25 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Available with a Deep-cameo finish.
- Features the W mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Each of the 2002 American Gold Eagle proof coins in this product listing is a perfect specimen according to the PCGS. Coins with a PR70 grade exhibit full, original mint luster and have no blemishes, contact marks, hairlines, or other detracting flaws.
The deep-cameo designation is one reserved for proof coins with an exceptional finish. The design set of the coin bears a strong, frosted matte finish, while the background field is deeply-mirrored and clear.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens was hand-picked by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905 to help lead the charge to redesign all American gold coins. This effort would eventually grow to include all American currency over the next 16 years, but Saint-Gaudens Lady Liberty image was not only the first, but the best of those designs.
On the obverse of the American Gold Eagle coin is Saint-Gaudens Lady Liberty, as created in 1907 by the Irish-American artist and sculptor. His original design appeared on the $20 Gold Double Eagle coin from 1907 to 1933.
The reverse of each of these proof coins has the image of a family of bald eagles, with the male flying over the family nest while a female stands guard over a group of hatchlings. Modern artist Miley Busiek was commissioned to create this design in 1985, completing it in 1986 for the American Gold Eagle.
If you would like to learn more about this 2002-W 1/2 oz American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 DCAM or any of our other products, please call us at 800-276-6508. You can also contact us by using the live chat feature or by filling out our online form. If you are interested in this coin you may also want to check out other editions of the 1/2 oz Gold Eagle like the 1991-P 1/2 oz American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 DCAM or the 2000-W 1/2 oz American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 DCAM.