The Proof American Gold Eagle coins experienced an odd phenomenon in 2006. As the United States Mint celebrated the 20th anniversary of the American Eagle Collection, the 1 oz coin soared higher, but all three fractional weights actually experienced a drop in demand and mintage. Right now, 2006 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagles are available to purchase online from JM Bullion with perfect certifications.
- Coins arrive inside of a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- 20th anniversary of the American Gold Eagle collection!
- Limited availability within the original mintage of 34,322 coins!
- Contains 1/2 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM designation.
- The image of Lady Liberty from Augustus Saint-Gaudens is on the obverse.
- American bald eagles designed by Miley Busiek on the reverse.
- “W” mint marks.
Each of the 2006 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins listed here is available to you in perfect condition. The PF70 certification indicates the coins exhibit full, original mint luster with no detracting flaws. The included UCAM label designates the coins based upon their visual brilliance. Ultra-cameo coins have strong, frosted matte designs and deeply-mirrored, clear background fields.
The 20th-anniversary release of American Eagles in 2006 saw the fractional-weight coins suffer as a result of the focus on commemorative sets for the year. The 1 oz coin in the Proof Gold Eagle Series was included in a 3-Coin Proof Gold Eagle 20th Anniversary Set with a proof, reverse proof, and burnished version of the coin.
As far as the fractional weights go, demand was in line with previous years. The 1/2 oz coin went up in mintage by a scant 11 coins compared to the previous issue. Meanwhile, the 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz coins saw demand fall slightly more.
The obverse of 2006 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagles features a design of Lady Liberty. Created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the image was used on the $20 Gold Double Eagle through 1933.
On the reverse of the 2006 Proof American Gold Eagle Coins is a design of American bald eagles. There is a male flying over the nest while a female sits in the nest with a hatchling under its wing.
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