American Gold Eagles are part of the American Eagle bullion coin program from the United States Mint. Consisting of gold and silver coins in bullion, proof, and burnished versions, as well as a platinum bullion and proof option, the American Eagles are the best sellers at the US Mint annually. Right now, the 2017-W oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin is available to purchase online from JM Bullion with perfect certification!
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- 30th annual issue of oz. Proof American Gold Eagle coins!
- Limited availability in certified condition!
- Contains Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $10 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Designated a DCAM specimen.
- Obverse bears Augustus Saint-Gaudens Liberty design.
- Reverse includes the American bald eagle design from Miley Busiek.
- Features the W mint mark of the West Point Mint.
- Label design may vary.
Each 2017-W oz Proof American Gold Eagle coin listed here is in perfect condition according to the PCGS. Coins with a PR70 certification exhibit full, original mint luster and lack all detracting flaws. DCAM coins, or deep-cameo, have a strong, frosted matte finish to the design features and a clear, deeply-mirrored background field.
The American Gold Eagle coin program debuted in 1986 with bullion and proof versions available, but fractional-weight coins such as this oz. specimen were not initially available in proof. The Proof Gold Eagles did not expand from a 1 oz offering until the introduction of the oz coin in 1987, followed by the and 1/10 oz coins in 1988.
Historically the smaller coins were less popular than the 1 oz options, but today the oz Proof American Gold Eagle has grown in stature to a point where it and the 1/10 oz coin are often the most popular options in the collectors range of US Mint gold coins.
On the obverse of all American Gold Eagle coins is Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ iconic image of Liberty. Created in 1907 by Saint-Gaudens, he never actually lived to see his creation reach circulation on the $20 Gold Double Eagle coin. He died just months before the coins went into production after complications from an illness.
The reverse of the 2017 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin features a family of bald eagles congregating around their nest. As a group of hatchlings rest inside the nest a mother eagle stands guard. Meanwhile, a male is depicted returning to the nest with an olive branch. This design was created in 1986 by Miley Busiek for the exclusive use of the American Gold Eagle series.
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