In 2012, the Proof American Gold Eagle series hit one of its highest mintage levels in years. As a result, coins from this year represent the best available option for coin collectors and investors seeking high-value coins in perfect condition. At this time, JM Bullion has 2012-W oz Proof American Gold Eagle coins available in perfect proof condition.
- NGC plastic slab protects coins condition.
- Contains oz of .999 pure gold.
- Struck with a face value of $25 (USD) by the US Mint.
- Graded a perfect proof by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Ultra-cameo finish creates stunning contrasts.
- W mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Under the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985, the United States Mint and Treasury Department were authorized to produce an official gold bullion coin for the federal government. The coin series was to include a bullion and proof version, with four weights available in bullion and a 1 oz weight in proof. The series expanded to four weights in proof in 1988, with a burnished coin added in 2006.
Each 2012-W oz Proof American Gold Eagle in this JM Bullion listing features a perfect grade from the NGC. These coins have their full, original luster, and an Ultra-cameo finish that is characterized by a design set that appears to float above its background field. As with all American Gold Eagles, these coins contain only gold sourced from within the US.
The obverse side of each coin features Lady Liberty as designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907. In the image, Liberty strides forward confidently as a guiding light for the nation. The torch in her right hand lights the future path, while the olive branch signifies the nations desire for peace.
On the reverse, a male bald eagle is depicted flying over the family nest with an olive branch in its talons. In the nest, a female stands vigilant guard over the hatchlings. Sculptor Miley Busiek created this image specifically for the American Gold Eagle series.
If you have questions about these proof coins, dont hesitate to reach out to a JM Bullion associate. You can contact us at 800-276-6508, connect with us online through our live chat, or send us an email. If you are interested in similar products, please be sure to check out our collection of Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins.