When Augustus Saint-Gaudens designed his depiction of Lady Liberty for use on the $20 Gold Double Eagle, he envisioned an image that would be featured on a stunning proof coin. The United States Mint lacked the technology to meet his dream in 1907, but today his image lives on as he imagined on the face of the Gold American Eagle proof coin. Right now, you can purchase a 2015 1 oz Gold American Eagle from JM Bullion with a PR69 grade from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- There are just 104 coins in this grade and condition!
- Actual gold content of 1 troy oz.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a near-perfect grade of PR69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Features a Deep-Cameo finish.
- W mint mark signifies the West Point Mint produced this coin.
- Part of the First Day West Point Strike series.
- Gold Foil Label identifies coins status as first-day strike.
- Ships in a PCGS protective slab.
One of the world’s toughest grading services, the PCGS issues PR69 grades only to those proof coins with full, original luster and no more than two blemishes or minor detracting marks. The proof coins in this product listing are classified as DCAM proofs, indicating that each has a strong, frosted design overlaying a deeply mirrored, clear background field. Each coin is shipped by the PCGS with a special Gold Foil Label, bearing its identifying characteristics.
Gold American Eagle coins were introduced in the same year as the silver counterpart in the American Eagle coin series. While the silver program features only a 1 oz coin, the Gold American Eagle program includes a 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz coin in addition to these 1 oz coins. Traditionally, the 1 oz proof has been the most popular among the four weights, but in recent years numismatics have driven demand up for the 1/10 oz coin, as well.
On the obverse side of the Gold American Eagle is Saint-Gaudens’ image of Lady Liberty, striding forward with a torch held aloft in her right hand to serve as a guiding light. On the reverse side is sculptor Miley Busiek’s image of a family of bald eagles in its nest. As the male returns with an olive branch, the female keeps a steadfast watch over the hatchlings.
All Gold American Eagle coins are struck by the United States Mint using .9167 gold, and carry a face value of $1 (USD). The Gold American Eagle proofs in this listing bear a “W” mint mark, indicating they were struck at the West Point Mint facility in New York.
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