The American Gold Eagle Series is the nation’s leading gold bullion collection. Introduced in 1986, the series first offered BU and Proof specimens, and eventually expanded to offer a Burnished version of the coin as well. The first proof weight offered was the 1 oz coin. Now, 2002-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coins arrive in capsules with a US Mint box and Certificate of Authenticity!
- 17th year of availability for the Proof American Gold Eagle!
- Final mintage of 27,499 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States.
- Lady Liberty obverse.
- Bald eagle reverse.
- W mint mark from the West Point Mint.
In 1986, the United States Mint introduced the first American Gold Eagle Coins. This debut included 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz gold coins in a BU version and a single 1 oz gold option. Additional fractional-ounce Proof Gold Eagles were added in 1987 and 1988.
All of the coins in the American Gold Eagle Series are 22-karat gold specimens. The United States Mint uses a metallic alloy of gold, copper, and silver for its 22-karat gold coins. This composition works out to 91.67% gold, 5.33% copper, and 3% silver.
Lady Liberty features on the obverse side of 2002-W 1 oz Proof Gold Eagle Coins. This historic effigy of Liberty found on this side was created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and was first used on the $20 Gold Double Eagle Coin. This front-facing portrait was the last Liberty design on those historic US gold coins.
A family of bald eagles is featured in the reverse design of 2002-W Proof American Gold Eagle Coins. This image was created in 1986 by Miley Busiek and depicts a male eagle soaring over the nest as a female guards hatchlings within the nest.
These 2002-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins arrive in capsules within a US Mint display box. Each coin comes with a Certificate of Authenticity as well. Proof coins have frosted designs and mirrored fields.
Please contact JM Bullion if you have any questions about these American Gold Eagles. You can call us at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or email us directly.