The American Gold Eagle coin is the nations official gold bullion coin, and each year the United States Mint offers the coins in three different options. The bullion coin is ideal for investors, but for collectors it begins and ends with the Proof Gold Eagle coin. Right now, 2018-W 1/10 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- 30th issue of Proof American Gold Eagle 1/10 oz coins!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Contains 1/10 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $5 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Ultra-cameo designation.
- Early Release coin.
- Obverse includes Liberty by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
- Reverse features the bald eagle design by Miley Busiek.
- W mint mark of the West Point Mint.
Each 2018 1/10 oz Proof Gold Eagle available here today is a perfect specimen according to the NGC. Coins with a PF70 grade are known to be in perfect condition, exhibiting full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws of any kind. There are two designations associated with this coin as well.
The Ultra-cameo, or UCAM, designation is specifically for proof coins with beautiful finishes. UCAM coins have strong, frosted matte finishes to the design elements that offer visual contrast to the deeply-mirrored, clear background field.
As for the Early Release designation, this is reserved for any certified coin that arrives at the NGC or an approved third-party depository within a set timeframe. To quality as an ER coin, these 2018 Proof Gold Eagles arrived for grading within 30 days of their initial release from the US Mint.
On the obverse of all 1/10 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins is the design of Liberty created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The famed Irish-American artist created this design originally in 1907 for use on the $20 Gold Double Eagle circulation coin from the United States Mint.
The reverse of the 2018 Proof American Gold Eagle coins features the bald eagle design created specifically for this series by Miley Busiek. Her design captures one eagle in flight over a nest that contains another adult eagle, as well as hatchlings. This side of the coins bears a mint mark from the West Point Mint of W.
Proof American Gold Eagle coins have much lower mintage figures than their bullion counterparts. In fact, for 2018 the United States Mint is establishing very low mintage limits for its Proof Gold Eagles. No more than 22,000 2018 1/10 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coins will be struck, with few of them earning these prestigious certifications from the NGC.
If you have any questions, please contact JM Bullion. Our customer service team is available at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and via our email address.