The Proof American Gold Eagle coin is the nations official collectible gold bullion coin. Part of a series that includes a bullion and burnished release each year, the Proof Gold Eagle was first offered by the US Mint in 1986. In that year though, it was only available in this brilliant 1 oz gold option. Right now, 2018-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of protective plastic slabs from the NGC!
- 32nd issue year for the 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM visuals.
- Early Release label.
- Liberty is found on the coins obverse.
- Bald eagle is featured on the coins reverse.
- Features a W mint mark of the West Point Mint.
Each 2018-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin in this JM Bullion listing is a perfect proof specimen. The NGC assigns a PF70 grade to coins that exhibit full, original mint luster with a complete lack of detracting flaws.
The UCAM designation stands for ultra-cameo, which indicates that the coins have strong, frosted matted finishes on the design elements. This contrasts with the deeply-mirrored, clear background field. Included in the protective slab is an Early Release label, denoting the arrival of these coins at the NGC or an approved third-party depository within the first 30 days of the 2018 issue date for Proof Gold Eagles.
In 2018, the United States Mint is returning to the use of mintage caps on the Proof Gold Eagle coins. First used in 1993, mintage caps have been inconsistently applied to Proof American Gold Eagle mintage figures in the intervening years. For 2018 Proof American Gold Eagles, the United States Mint has capped 1 oz gold coins at just 25,000 in total.
On the obverse of the 2018-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin is the design of Liberty created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. She can be seen walking forward from the nations capital of Washington DC, with the US Capitol Building visible at her feet.
The reverse of the Proof American Gold Eagle includes the exclusive American bald eagle design by Miley Busiek. Created in 1986, it features a male eagle flying to the nest with wings spread wide, nearly encompassing the nest itself, as a female stands watchful guard over the hatchlings in the nest.
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