With the return of the Proof American Gold Eagle coin in 2010, collectors clamored for a collectible gold option after the 2009 release year featured neither the proof nor burnished version of the coin. Mintage figures rose and many of the coins sold out in 2010. Today, the 2010 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle is available to you online from JM Bullion with a perfect certification.
- Coins arrive inside of protective plastic slabs courtesy of the NGC!
- 22nd year of availability for the 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagles!
- Limited availability within the original mintage of 44,507 coins!
- Contains 1/4 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- The face value of $10 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM designation.
- Augustus Saint-Gaudens Lady Liberty is depicted on the obverse.
- Miley Busieks American bald eagles are on the reverse.
- W mint mark.
The United States Mints collectible gold coins for sale were suspended in 2009. The US Mint is legally obligated to produce its gold bullion coins for investors, and with skyrocketing demand, the mint had to direct its available gold blanks to the production of the investment-grade coins. While the Burnished Gold Eagles were suspended again in 2010, the Proof Gold Eagles were released for sale in October.
Collector response was swift and impressive in the face of the Proof Gold Eagles return. The 1 oz, 1/2 oz, and 4-Coin Sets in the series would sell out for the year and all coins returned to pre-2008 highs after just a few weeks of availability. The 1/4 oz Proof Gold Eagle had an individual mintage cap of 16,000 coins and an additional 39,000 were available as part of the 4-Coin Proof Gold Eagle Set.
All of these 2010 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagles are available with perfect PF70 certifications from the NGC. Each coin has full, original mint luster with no detracting flaws. As a UCAM specimen, the coins have strong, frosted designs and deeply-mirrored, clear background fields.
The obverse side of 2010 Proof American Gold Eagles features Lady Liberty as created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The design includes Liberty in front-facing relief with rays of sun framing her body from behind and a circle of 50 stars around her.
On the reverse of 2010 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagles is the design of American bald eagles. Created in 1986 by Miley Busiek, this image is exclusive to the American Gold Eagle collection and depicts a male eagle above the nest with a female and hatchling in the nest.
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