When first introduced, the oz Proof American Gold Eagle was one of the hottest sellers in the American Eagle collection. The Silver Eagle has just one weight, but the Gold Eagle series from the United States Mint offers collectors four options when the time comes to buy gold for investment or commemorative purposes. Today, the 2017-W oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin is available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a brown, satin-lined velvet display case.
- Includes Certificate of Authenticity.
- 30th annual release of oz Proof American Gold Eagles!
- Contains Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Face value of $10 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Obverse features the image of Liberty from Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
- Reverse includes the bald eagle family design from Miley Busiek.
- Bears the W mint mark of the West Point Mint.
The oz Proof American Gold Eagle debuted in 1988 with a mintage figure higher than the longer running 1 oz coin and oz coin. Only the 1/10 oz coin was more popular in those early years of availability. From 1988 to 1996, the oz Gold Eagle sold at or above the mintage of 1 oz coins, again surpassed only by the 1/10 oz option.
Today, 2017 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coins arrive at a time when demand for the 1 oz coin is resurgent and the 1/10 oz coin continues to command the attention of most investors. However, the oz Proof Gold Eagle is still an excellent option for any collector looking to add the official gold coin of the United States to their personal collection.
On the obverse face of the 2017-W oz Proof American Gold Eagle coin is the image of Liberty that Augustus Saint-Gaudens created in 1907. His image was the first in a series of new coin designs to grace American gold coinage, and originally featured on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933.
The reverse of all Proof American Gold Eagle coins features a design set exclusive to the Gold American Eagle. Created by private artist and sculptor Miley Busiek, this image features a male bald eagle flying over the family nest, which contains a group of hatchlings and the female eagle standing guard.
Each 2017-W oz Proof American Gold Eagle listed here arrives inside of a United States Mint brown velvet, satin-lined box for display, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity. There is no mintage limit set by the US Mint on these coins.
Please direct your questions to a JM Bullion associate at 800-276-6508, connect with us online through our live chat, or send us an email with your inquiries.