If theres one coin that every numismatist needs to have to call their collection complete, its the Proof American Gold Eagle. The official gold bullion product of the United States, each American Gold Eagles gold content and weight is guaranteed by the federal government. Today, JM Bullion offers the chance to invest in a perfect condition 2013-W oz Proof American Gold Eagle coin.
- Coins ship in protective plastic slabs courtesy of the PCGS.
- Contains troy oz of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of $25 (USD) by the government of the United States.
- 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 coins were originally struck by mints as a method of checking the features of the die cast, analyzing the accuracy of coin presses, and maintaining small samples for archival purposes. Today, proof coins are minted in greater numbers than many bullion programs because numismatists covet the sharper rims, enhanced design features, and smoother background fields of the finished product.
American Gold Eagle coins are produced by the United States Mint on an annual basis in three versions: bullion, proof, and burnished. The bullion and proof versions of the coin are struck in four different weights: 1 oz, oz, oz, and 1/10 oz. The burnished coin was introduced in 2006 in all four weights, but is currently struck only in 1 oz.
The obverse side of each Proof American Gold Eagle features Augustus Saint-Gaudens iconic Lady Liberty image. Saint-Gaudens image was created in 1905 at the request of President Theodore Roosevelt, who hoped to revive the standard of design on American gold coins.
On the reverse of each coin, youll find Miley Busieks design of the bald eagle. Her depiction, used only on the American Gold Eagle, features a male bald eagle in flight over its nest, where a female guards a group of hatchlings.
The United States Mint produces all four weights of Proof American Gold Eagle coins at the West Point Mint, with other facilities contributing to the bullion and burnished coins.
If you have questions, please dont hesitate to reach out to a JM Bullion associate at 800-276-6508. You can also reach us online using our live web chat and email services. If you are interested in similar products, be sure to check out our full selection of Certified American Gold Eagles.