The Gold American Eagle is the official gold bullion coin of the United States of America. Though it lacks the demand and popularity of its silver counterpart, the gold coin program is more diverse and attracts its fair share of attention from numismatics around the world. Today, JM Bullion is proud to offer the 2015 1 oz Gold American Eagle proof coin with a perfect PR70 grade from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Only 196 coins exist in this grade and condition!
- Actual gold content of 1 troy oz.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Available with a Deep-Cameo finish.
- W mint mark identifies the West Point Mint as the production facility.
- Part of the First Day series of coins struck at West Point.
- Gold Foil Label verifies coins status as a First Day Strike.
- Available in a protective plastic slab from the PCGS.
When the PCGS issues a proof coin a grade of PR70, it is in recognition of the coin’s perfect condition. The proof coins in this product listing have their full, original luster, and no detracting marks, blemishes, flaws, or hairlines. Each of these proofs is further classified as DCAM, or deep cameo. A DCAM coin has a strong, frosted finish on its design, as well as a deeply mirrored, clear background field. The striking of these proof coins creates a stark contrast between the background and foreground of the coin, helping the primary designs standout.
The Gold American Eagle proofs available through this listing come with a Gold Foil Label from the PCGS. Included inside the sealed packaging of each coin, the label bears the identifying characteristics of the coin inside. These Gold American Eagles have a “W” mint mark, identifying them as products of the West Point Mint in New York.
On the obverse side is Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ depiction of Lady Liberty as she holds a guiding light over Washington DC. Saint-Gaudens originally created the image in 1907 for use on the $20 Gold Double Eagle (1908-1933). This image is credited with ushering in a Golden Age of American coinage.
The reverse side of each Gold Double Eagle features John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle. In his image, designed in 1986, the bald eagle is set behind a heraldic shield with arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other.
The United States Mint produces the bulk of its Gold American Eagle coins at the West Point Mint, although certain special-edition coins are struck at the San Francisco Mint and Philadelphia Mint.
We encourage all JM Bullion customers to ask questions when they arise. You can reach a JM Bullion associate at 800-276-6508, or connect with us online through our live web chat and email services.