Throughout the first two decades of availability for the Proof American Gold Eagle coins, the two smallest options were consistently the most popular with collectors. From 1991 to 2005, there was only one issue year in which the 1 oz or 1/2 oz coin outsold the popular 1/4 or 1/10 oz coin. Right now, 2002 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagles are available to purchase online from JM Bullion in perfect condition.
- Coins arrive inside of protective slabs from the NGC!
- 15th year of availability for the 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coin!
- Limited availability within the original mintage of 29,242 coins!
- Contains 1/4 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $10 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM label.
- Lady Liberty is depicted on the coin’s obverse.
- American bald eagles dominate the coin’s reverse.
- “W” mint marks.
Each of the 2002 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins listed here is in perfect condition. The NGC assigns a PF70 certification to coins which exhibit full, original mint luster with no detracting flaws. The ultra-cameo label included with purchase, or UCAM, denotes the strong, frosted matte finish on the design features and deeply-mirrored, clear background fields.
Starting with the 2002 issue of Proof American Gold Eagles, the collectible program would stabilize after several years of decline and bouncing mintage figures at the turn of the 21st century. The 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coin had the greatest increased in mintage in 2002, rising 3,629 coins from the previous year.
On the obverse of all 2002 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagles, you’ll find the classic design of Lady Liberty from Augustus Saint-Gaudens. This front-facing depiction of Liberty showcases her figure as a leader of the nation, her torch held high to guide America into the future and an olive branch signifying peace through power.
The reverse side of 2002 Proof American Gold Eagle Coins includes a unique design not found on other US Mint coins. This image from Miley Busiek was created in 1986 and depicts a male eagle as it flies over the family’s nest, while a female is sitting in the nest with a hatchling under her wing.
If you have any questions about these coins, please feel free to reach out to JM Bullion. Our customer service team is available to you at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and via our email address.