The Proof American Gold Eagle is the official collectors version of the nations gold coin. Struck each year by the United States Mint, these coins are highly sought after by serious collectors. Today, the 2017 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin is available to you online courtesy of JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab from the NGC.
- 31st annual release of the oz Proof Gold Eagle!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Contains Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Face value of $25 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Designated a UCAM product.
- Obverse includes Liberty from Augustus-Saint Gaudens.
- Reverse features Miley Busieks depiction of the bald eagle.
- Bears the West Point Mints W mint mark.
The Proof American Gold Eagle was issued the first year the bullion coins were in 1986, but the fractional weight coins in the Gold Eagle series were not issued right away. While the bullion coins debuted with all four weights, the proof coins would have to wait.
These oz coins were the first proof coins issued in the fractional weights in 1987. One year later in 1988 the oz and 1/10 oz coins. Although immensely popular at first given its balance between size and affordability, the oz coin has lost some of its allure to the oz and 1/10 oz options over the last three decades.
Each 2017 oz Proof American Gold Eagle available to you here today is a PF70 coin according to the NGC. Coins with this certification have full, original mint luster and lack any type of detracting flaws.
The beauty of these oz Gold Eagles is captured precisely in the UCAM designation. UCAM stands for ultra-cameo, and identifies a coin with a strong, frosted matte finish to the design sets that is visually offset by the deeply-mirrored, clear background field.
On the obverse of the Proof American Gold Eagle is the image of Liberty that was created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and originally featured on the brilliant $20 Gold Double Eagle until 1933. Saint-Gaudens Liberty image is widely considered the greatest American coin design of all time.
The reverse of the 2017 oz Proof American Gold Eagle features the family of bald eagles created in 1986 by Miley Busiek, and featured exclusively on the American Gold Eagle series of coins. Busiek is an artist and sculptor who has completed numerous public works for the US government, as well as private works for art collectors.
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