The American Gold Eagle coin is the official gold bullion product of the US Mint. Beginning in 1986, Proof Gold Eagles were only available in the 1 oz weight. In 1987, the 1/2 oz weight was added, followed by the 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz weights in 1988. This 4-coin set contains one of each of these weights. The Proof American Gold Eagle coins are struck in 22-karat gold and minted at the West Point Mint. Currently, this 2004-W 4-Coin Proof American Gold Eagle Set is available for purchase from JM Bullion.
- Ships with each coin in its own capsule and the four capsules in a box together!
- Set includes all four weights of the Proof American Gold Eagle!
- 19th year of the American Gold Eagle coin series!
- Contains a total of 1.85 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Each coin’s face value is in USD, fully backed by the US government.
- Each coin bears W mint mark.
- The obverse of each coin features Lady Liberty.
- The reverse of each coin features a Bald Eagle.
This 4 coin set of the 2004-W American Gold Eagle contains one each of the 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz weights. The price of this 4 coin set in 2003 was $1,098, however, was increased to $1,175 in 2004. This was a result of the rising price of gold in the early 2000s, which closed in 2004 at $435.60 per ounce, a $20 per ounce increase over 2003.
Each American Gold Eagle coin is composed of 91.67% gold, in addition to 3% silver and 5.33% copper to make them more durable. Each of these coins bears a W mint mark on the obverse, indicating it was struck at the West Point Mint. The coins also come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The obverse of the 2004-W American Gold Eagle coin, regardless of weight, features a walking Lady Liberty. Commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1904, this particular design was created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and depicts a full-length figure of Lady Liberty walking, her hair flowing, carrying a torch in her extended right hand and an olive branch in her left hand.
The reverse of the 2004-W American Gold Eagle coin, also regardless of weight, features a male eagle, carrying an olive branch, flying towards a nest with a female eagle and a couple of eaglets. This design was created by Miley Busiek and sculpted by Sherl J. Winter. The weight and denomination of the coin as well as several other inscriptions are included.
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