Proof American Gold Eagle coins are highly sought after by numismatists around the globe. With a gold weight and content guaranteed by the United States government, these beautiful coins are an excellent addition to any collection. Right now, a perfect 2012-W ½ oz Proof American Gold Eagle is available for purchase from JM Bullion.
- Ships to you in a PCGS plastic slab to ensure the coin’s perfect condition.
- Contains ½ troy oz of actual gold content.
- Face value of $25 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded a perfect PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Features a Deep-cameo finish.
- Bears a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Proof American Gold Eagles were introduced in 1986 alongside the bullion version of the coin. Designed specifically for the tastes and desires of numismatists, the proof coins were originally available in just a 1 oz weight. Fractional-weight coins, available in bullion right away in 1986, were not introduced in proof until 1987 (1/2 oz) and 1988 (1/4 oz and 1/10 oz).
Each of the American Gold Eagles in this JM Bullion listing has a perfect grade of PR70 from the PCGS. A perfect proof has its full, original mint luster, and features no detracting flaws of any kind. Deep-cameo refers to the coin’s finish, which includes a strong, frosted design set and a deeply-mirrored, clear background.
On the obverse side of each 2012-W ½ oz Proof American Gold Eagle is the image of Lady Liberty, as created in 1905 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. This depiction of Liberty remains the most popular American coin design in history, even 110 years after it was first created.
The reverse features sculptor Miley Busiek’s depiction of a family of nesting bald eagles. Her image, created specifically for and featured only on American Gold Eagles, shows a male bald eagle returning to its nest. At the nest, a female bald eagle stands guard over the hatchlings within.
Each of these coins was produced by the United States Mint’s West Point Mint facility. All proof American Gold Eagles are struck at West Point, with the Philadelphia and San Francisco facilities contributing to the program as a whole.
If you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to a JM Bullion associate. You can reach us at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or email us. If you are interested in similar products, be sure to check out our entire collection of Certified Gold Coins.