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    1/10 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PR/PF69 (Random Year, PCGS or NGC)

    The smallest coin available in the American Gold Eagle collection is the 1/10 oz weight. Offered in both bullion and proof, it is arguably the most popular coin in the bullion series. However, its mintage figures remain comparable to those of its counterparts in the proof range. Right now, 1/10 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are available to purchase online with NGC or... Read More

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    1/10 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PCGS PR69 DCAM (Random Year)

    The smallest coin in the Proof American Gold Eagle series is the 1/10 oz gold coin. These diminutive coins were introduced last in 1988 with the 1/4 oz coin and often garner the greatest mintage figures in the series. Right now, 1/10 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are available to purchase in near-perfect condition from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Coins arrive... Read More

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    1/10 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PR/PF70 (Random Year, PCGS or NGC)

    The smallest coin in the American Gold Eagle series is the 1/10 oz weight, available as both bullion and proof options from the United States Mint. The 1/10 oz coin has proven immensely popular, often challenging the 1 oz coin in both versions as the top choice among gold buyers. Today, 1/10 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion in ... Read More

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    1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PR/PF69 (Random Year, PCGS or NGC)

    Any quantity available for $300.00 per coin over spot!

    The Proof American Gold Eagle coin features a total of four coins to choose from when shopping for gold. These gold coins for sale from the United States Mint include 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz options. The 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coin is curre... Read More

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    1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PCGS PR69 DCAM (Random Year)

    Any quantity available for $300.00 per coin over spot!

    Proof American Gold Eagles are the official collector’s version of the nation’s gold bullion coin. Available since 1986 in the 1 oz weight, Proof Gold Eagles are also available in three fractional weights. These fractional weights were introduced in 1987 a... Read More

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    1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PCGS PR70 DCAM (Random Year, Varied Label)

    Together with the 1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagle, the 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle represents the middle offerings in the nation’s official collectible gold coin series. If you buy gold in the American Gold Eagle Series, the 1/2 oz and 1/4 oz versions of the Proof Gold Eagle offer the lowest mintage figures in any given year. Today, 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins ar... Read More

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    1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PR/PF70 (Random Year, PCGS or NGC)

    Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are available to collectors on an annual basis with four weights to choose from when buying gold. The series includes a 1 oz coin and three fractional-weight options, among them the 1/4 oz Proof Gold Eagle. Right now, 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion in perfect condition. Coin Highlig... Read More

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    1995-W 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin NGC PF70 UCAM

    The Proof American Gold Eagle coins experienced flat demand throughout the early 1990s, with the mid-1990s characterized by falling demand. One thing helped stabilize demand for the nation’s collectible gold coin series, its 10th anniversary in 1995. The 1995 1/4 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin is currently available to you for online purchase from JM Bullion with a pe... Read More

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    1998-W 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin NGC PF70 UCAM

    Among the hardest-to-find gold coins in the American Gold Eagle collection are the Proof Gold Eagles from the late 1990s. The period of time from 1996 to 1999 saw low mintage figures across the range of four Proof Gold Eagles, with mintage figures falling in each year from 1996 to 1998. Right now, 1998 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagles are available to purchase online from... Read More

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    1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PR/PF69 (Random Year, PCGS or NGC)

    The Proof American Gold Eagle coins are the official collectible version of the nation’s gold bullion program. The Proof Gold Eagle features all the same weights and the shared design of the bullion version of the coin. Today, 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion with a near-perfect certification. Coin Highlights: Arr... Read More

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    1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PCGS PR69 DCAM (Random Year)

    The American Gold Eagle coin is available to purchase in three different versions and four different weights. The bullion version of the coin has the greatest availability, while the proof and burnished versions are popular among collectors for their lower availability. Proof American Gold Eagles are available in 1 oz gold and three fractional weights. Today, 1/2 oz Proof ... Read More

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    1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PCGS PR70 DCAM (Random Year, Varied Label)

    Any quantity available for $525.00 per coin over spot!

    Of the four coins available in the Proof Gold Eagle Series from the United States Mint, the two larger fractional-weight coins often have the lowest mintage figures. The 1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagle was the first of these three weights to be introduced and owns the... Read More

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    1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PR/PF70 (Random Year, PCGS or NGC)

    Any quantity available for $525.00 per coin over spot!

    The first coin added to the Proof Gold Eagle collection after the 1986 release of a 1 oz coin was the 1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagle. Released in 1987, it has been struck in every year since that time with the exception of 2009 when all proof coinage was suspended fo... Read More

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    2007-W 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin NGC PF70 UCAM

    The Proof American Gold Eagles overcame the introduction of the new Burnished American Gold Eagle in 2007 to surge higher across the available range of four coins. The 1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagles enjoyed a significant surge, climbing nearly 10,000 coins in mintage from the 20th anniversary year in 2006. Today, 2007 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are available to you o... Read More

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    2000-W 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PCGS PR70 DCAM

    One of the most popular coins in the precious metals industry, the American Gold Eagle is an annual offering from the United States Mint. The official gold bullion product of the US government, these coins are available in four different weights and minted as bullion, proof, and burnished products today. Now, the 2000 American Gold Eagle proof is available in perfect condi... Read More

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    2011-W 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin NGC PF70 UCAM

    All of the Proof American Gold Eagles offered by the United States Mint in 2011 sold out their individual allotments. The US Mint set separate caps on the individual mintage and 4-Coin set figures for the 2011 release. Though 2011 was the 25th anniversary of the Gold Eagle, there was no commemorative set. Today, 2011 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagles are available to you o... Read More

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    2012-W 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin NGC PF70 UCAM

    In 2012, the Proof American Gold Eagle series hit one of its highest mintage levels in years. As a result, coins from this year represent the best available option for coin collectors and investors seeking high-value coins in perfect condition. At this time, JM Bullion has 2012-W ½ oz Proof American Gold Eagle coins available in perfect proof condition. Coin Highlights... Read More

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    1995-W 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin NGC PF70 UCAM

    In 1995, the United States Mint celebrated the 10th anniversary of the American Eagle Collection. As part of that celebration, the US Mint issued a five-coin set that included the four Proof Gold Eagle weights alongside a unique Proof Silver Eagle, with the set helping bolster demand for Proof Gold Eagles. Today, 1995 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coins are available to... Read More

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    2007-W 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PCGS PR70 DCAM

    American Gold Eagle coins are some of the hottest selling precious metal products in the world. The United States Mint produces more than one million coins in the bullion version alone each year, with unlimited mintages to ensure that supply meets demand on an annual basis. Today, you have the chance to purchase a 2007-W ½ oz Proof American Gold Eagle in perfect condition... Read More

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    2016-W 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PCGS PR70 DCAM FS

    American Gold Eagle coins were first introduced along with their silver counterparts in 1986, making the 2016 release year something special. The United States Mint is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the American Eagle series with unique changes to its proof and burnished coins. The 2016 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle is available today from JM Bullion with a perfect... Read More

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    2011-W 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PCGS PR70 DCAM

    The American Gold Eagle is the standard by which all gold bullion coins in the United States are measured. Struck in 22-karat gold with inspirational and patriotic designs, this popular coin series serves as the official gold bullion product of the nation. Today, the 2011-W ½ oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin is available for purchase through JM Bullion. Coin Highlight... Read More

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    1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PR/PF69 (Random Year, PCGS or NGC)

    Any quantity available for $397.00 per oz over spot!

    The 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin is the primary offering in the Gold Eagle collectible version. Available since 1986, the 1 oz gold coin is a popular choice in the series among collectors. Right now, 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are available to... Read More

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    1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PCGS PR69 DCAM (Random Year)

    The American Gold Eagle coin was the first gold coin offered by the United States Mint in more than 50 years when it was introduced in 1986. Gold coining in the US ended in 1933 as the nation tried to buoy its gold reserves in the face of the Great Depression. Right now, 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion with a PCGS certi... Read More

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    2012-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin NGC PF70 UCAM

    Entering its fourth decade of production, demand for American Gold Eagles shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. The Proof American Gold Eagle is struck using a unique process that emphasizes the design set of the coin more so than its bullion counterpart. Right now you can purchase a 2012-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle from JM Bullion in perfect condition. Coin... Read More

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    1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PCGS PR70 DCAM (Random Year, Varied Label)

    Proof American Gold Eagles from the United States Mint are highly-coveted collectible gold coins. The series includes a total of four different weights ranging from 1 oz gold to 1/10 oz gold coins, each with frosted designs and mirrored background fields. Now is your chance to purchase 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins online from JM Bullion with a perfect certification... Read More

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    1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PR/PF70 (Random Year, PCGS or NGC)

    Proof American Gold Eagle coins are available in the same four weights as their bullion counterparts and bear the same impressive designs that make the series one of the most coveted gold coins for sale in the world. The longest-running coin in the Proof Gold Eagle series is the 1 oz option. Today, 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are available to you online from JM Bu... Read More

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    2013-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin NGC PF70 UCAM

    In 1986, the United States Mint launched the nation’s official gold and silver bullion coin program when it started production of the American Eagle coin. Available annually in silver and gold, the gold program offers substantial variety compared to its silver counterpart. Available now from JM Bullion is the 2013-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin, in perfect conditi... Read More

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    2011-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PCGS PR70 DCAM

    Proof American Gold Eagle coins are among the most popular in the world. While proof coins often appeal to collectors, investors have shown equal interest in America’s official gold bullion coin series. Right now, a perfect proof 2011-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle coin is available through JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Ships in a PCGS plastic slab for protection. Co... Read More

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    1987-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PCGS PR70 DCAM

    Popular bullion coin programs from sovereign mints around the globe often feature images that are representative of the nation issuing those coins. The Royal Canadian Mint uses the sugar maple leaf, while the Chinese Mint uses the panda. For the United States Mint, Lady Liberty and the bald eagle are the features of its signature coin programs. Right now, the 1987-W 1 oz A... Read More

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    2007-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin NGC PF70 UCAM

    One year after the United States Mint celebrated the 20th anniversary of the American Gold Eagle, demand for the Proof American Gold Eagle experienced a significant surge. The four coins in the Proof Gold Eagle collection all shot upward, with each coin but the 1 oz gold option increasing by more than 10,000 coins. Right now, 2007 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are a... Read More

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    1989-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PCGS PR70 DCAM

    As America’s official gold coin, it is only fitting for the American Gold Eagle coin to feature some of the nation’s most iconic imagery. On the obverse you’ll find a depiction of Lady Liberty, based upon the Statue of Liberty from New York Harbor. The reverse bears the American bald eagle, the nation’s official emblem since 1792. Today, the 1989-W 1 oz American Go... Read More

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    2005-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin NGC PF70 UCAM

    In 2005, the Proof American Gold Eagle coins showed signs of life just one year in advance of a landmark 20th-anniversary release for the popular collectible gold bullion coins. The 2005 issue again featured rising prices for initial buyers. Today, 2005 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion in perfect condition. Coin Highlights... Read More

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    2005-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PCGS PR70 DCAM

    The 2005-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 DCAM is now available from JM Bullion. Each of these coins has been designated as a perfect Proof-70 coin by the PCGS with a DCAM or “Deep Cameo” appearance. This means that the coins appeared just as they did after leaving the mint 10 years ago with no imperfections. The year 2005 marked the 20th anniversary that the Gold ... Read More

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    2006-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PCGS PR70 DCAM 20th Anniversary

    This 2006-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle has been certified by the PCGS and given a perfect PR70 DCAM grade. Coins with this high grade show no imperfections, even at 5x magnification and have a Deep Cameo appearance. Each of these coins comes encased in their original coin slab displaying the condition and minting year of the coin. Coin Highlights: Contains 1 troy oun... Read More

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    2008-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PCGS PR70 DCAM

    These 2008-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins have been assessed as being in perfect condition by the PCGS. Each coin has been given a grade of PR70 with the DCAM designation as reflected by their label. The coins were each struck at the US Mint’s West Point branch in 2008, and during this year only 30,237 total 1 oz proof coins were produced. Coin Highlights: ... Read More

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    1995-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin NGC PF70 UCAM

    The 1995 issue year for the American Gold Eagles marked the 10th anniversary of the coin program. The United States Mint offered a special collectible 10th Anniversary Gold Eagle Set alongside its usual bullion and proof options. Right now, 1995 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion with NGC certification. Coin Highlights:... Read More

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    1992-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PCGS PR70 DCAM

    Produced during one of the rare production lulls in the American Gold Eagle program, coins from 1992 are often hard to come by due to the low mintage numbers. Available in bullion and proof coins at this time, the 1992 Proof American Gold Eagle is a favorite among both investors and collectors. Today, the 1992-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle is available through JM Bullio... Read More

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    1987-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin NGC PF70 UCAM

    From the moment it was introduced in 1986, the American Gold Eagle was struck in both a bullion and proof version. In the minds of collectors, the Proof American Gold Eagle is a must-have coin that bears classic American imagery. The 1987-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle is currently available through JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Only 1,303 coins currently exist in ... Read More

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    1/10 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PCGS PR70 DCAM (Random Year, Varied Label)

    The smallest coin available in the Proof American Gold Eagle Series has also proven to be the most popular in most years. The 1/10 oz Proof Gold Eagle debuted in 1988, two years after the program launched with a 1 oz coin in 1986. However, it proved popular from the start and dominated sales through the first 20 years. 1/10 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are currently ... Read More

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    1987-P 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin NGC PF70 UCAM

    American Gold Eagle coins were introduced for the first time in 1986 following passage of the Gold Bullion Act of 1985 by the US Congress. These coins serve as the official gold bullion coins of America, and are available in three versions and four weights. Right now, the 1987-P ½ oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin is available in perfect condition from JM Bullion. Coin... Read More

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    1992-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin NGC PF70 UCAM

    The American Gold Eagle coin program is one of the most popular in the world. Collectors and investors clamor for these coins each year, with the United States Mint allowing market demand to determine production levels on an annual basis. Right now, you have the chance to purchase a 1992-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coin from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: One of... Read More

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    2010-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin PCGS PR70 DCAM

    This 2010-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coin has been certified by the PCGS as being a perfectly struck proof coin with Deep Cameo. Each coin is minted using one troy ounce of pure gold and has a $50 face value. These coins ship in encased in their PCGS coin slab that has a label stating its condition, mint of origin and a unique certification number. Coin Highlights: ... Read More

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    2015-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin NGC PF70 UCAM

    American Gold Eagles debuted in 1986 after the passing of the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985. These coins now are among the most popular bullion coins in the world as they are offered in BU, proof, and burnished versions. Now, you have the chance to own a certified-proof coin with a perfect PF70 grade. Order your 2015-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin today at JM Bullio... Read More

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    Proof Certified American Gold Eagle Coins

    The official gold bullion coin of the United States is the American Gold Eagle. While the American Gold Eagle does not match the popularity of its silver counterpart, it does offer a diversity of offerings that the silver program does not have, and is widely considered one of the most popular gold coin programs in the world today.

    From time to time, JM Bullion receives Proof Certified American Gold Eagle coins for collectors to purchase. These coins have been received for certification by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation or Professional Coin Grading Service, and the evaluation process from these two grading companies is second to none in the world. In fact, the NGC and PCGS are considered the world leaders in this sector. Below you’ll learn more about the Proof Certified American Gold Eagles available from JM Bullion.

    Common Certification Terms

    When the NGC and PCGS grade coins, proof or bullion, they use a numeric scale known as the Sheldon scale, which runs from 1 to 70, with the former identifying the lowest possible grade and condition, while the latter identifies a truly perfect and flawless coin. While the spectrum of possible grades is quite wide, the most commonly issued grades by the NGC and PCGS are 69 and 70, respectively.

    As you browse the JM Bullion catalog of Proof Certified American Gold Eagle Coins, you’ll come across a variety of terms that may seem unfamiliar. Below you’ll find a breakdown of the commonly used terms so you better understand the value and condition of the Proof Certified American Gold Eagle coins you’re viewing in our online catalog:

    • PR/PF70: The highest grade available from either certification service, the PR/PF70 grade indicates a perfect coin. Products in this condition exhibit full, original mint luster and bear no detracting flaws of any kind.
    • PR/PF69: The most commonly issued grade by either service, the PR/PF69 grade is reserved for coins that are considered near-perfect specimens. Coins in this condition still exhibit full, original mint luster, but you will also notice a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These flaws are limited in scope to miniscule contact marks or minor hairlines, and always occur outside the primary focal areas of the coin.
    • UCAM/DCAM: This term is reserved specifically for proof coins, and it refers to the contrasting finishes and visual brilliance of the coin’s surface. Known as Ultra-cameo and Deep-cameo, the term refers to coins with a strong, frosted finish on the design set and a deeply-mirrored, clear background field. The contrasting finish styles gives the design fields the appearance of floating above the coin’s background.

    History of the American Gold Eagle Series

    The American Gold Eagle is part of the larger American Eagle bullion coin series from the United States Mint, which today includes a silver, gold, and platinum version of the coin. When the series was originally launched however, there was just the Silver and Gold Eagle available for purchase.

    In 1985, the United States Congress passed the Gold Bullion Coin Act to authorize the design and production of an official gold bullion coin for the nation. In the United States, Congress alone has the power to authorize the coining of money and set the face value of any new coins introduced into circulation or released as commemorative products. President Ronald Reagan signed the bill in 1985, and production occurred for the first time in 1986.

    Under the stipulations of the law, the face value of the coins was set at $50 (USD) for the 1 oz coin, with all fractional-weight coins bearing a face value indicative of its fractional value. For example, the ½ oz coins are worth a monetary value of $25 (USD), while the 1/10 oz coins have a face value of $5 (USD). The only fractional weight that does not bear a representative face value is the ¼ oz coin, which has a face value of $10 (USD).

    A unique requirement was added to the text of the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985, one which stipulates that all of the gold used in the production of American Gold Eagle Coins must come from “newly mined domestic sources.” In other words, all American Gold Eagles must be struck using only gold sourced from within the United States.

    Design History of Proof Certified American Gold Eagle Coins

    The American Gold Eagle Coin may have debuted in 1985, but its primary design on the obverse face was the brain child of Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Saint-Gaudens was hand-picked by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905 to help revitalize US gold coinage with a brilliant new design. It took him two years to perfect the design that would eventually serve as the face of the $20 Gold Double Eagle coin. Not only is that original design considered the greatest in American history, the coin it originally graced is today considered the rarest and most valuable American gold coin.

    Saint-Gaudens crowning achievement was the Lady Liberty design that features Liberty in full-length figure, her hair and robe flowing freely in the breeze as she strides forward confidently from the nation’s capital. In her right and left hand are a torch for light, and an olive branch signifying peace; all the things she’ll need to guide the nation toward a peaceful, if unknown, future.

    His original design was used on the $20 Gold Double Eagle coin. In circulation from 1907 to 1933, it is considered the finest design on the greatest coin in American history. Saint-Gaudens himself never lived to see his design come to fruition on an American coin though, passing away due to complications from illness just months before the coins were released in 1907.

    In Saint-Gaudens’ original design, Liberty was featured striding forward with the US Capitol Building at her feet, the rays of the setting sun at her back, and 46 stars surrounding her along the coin’s rim. In 1912, Congress authorized the addition of two stars to his design to recognize the addition of New Mexico and Arizona to the Union. In order for the image to be used on the Gold American Eagle, two stars were added to recognize the post-World War II addition of Hawaii and Alaska to the Union.

    The reverse side of the coin features a family of nesting bald eagles, and was designed by Miley Busiek. In the image, a male bald eagle returns to the nest with branches in its talons. In the nest, a female is depicted standing vigilant guard over the young hatchlings in the nest. Busiek’s design was created in 1986, and is used exclusively on the Gold American Eagle.

    A New Reverse for the 2021 Proof American Gold Eagle

    Over the course of 2021, the United States Mint introduced new reverse designs to its American Eagle silver and gold bullion coins. Each of the Silver Eagle and Gold Eagle coins received a redesign of the American bald eagle on the reverse fields. For the American Gold Eagle, a new design from Jennie Norris was chosen from a selection of some 34-plus designs submitted to the US Mint for consideration. Ms. Norris was previously a volunteer raptor handler and is a member of the US Mint Artistic Infusion Program. Her realistic depiction of the bald eagle was chosen as the new reverse design, first appearing on the Brilliant Uncirculated Gold Eagles before arriving on the Proof Gold Eagle and other versions. The design includes:

    • On the reverse, the head of the American bald eagle is featured in left-profile relief. Its dominant features include the hooked beak that allows it to break into shells and rip flesh is prominent at the end of its head, while its powerful gaze stares right at the viewer. The inscriptions on this side of the coin include “United States of America,” “E Pluribus Unum,” and “In God We Trust” above the design of the bird’s head. Below the design, there are inscriptions of the face value, weight, and metal content matching the four weights in the series: 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz gold.

    Production History of the Proof American Gold Eagle

    While the American Gold Eagle’s bullion coin was introduced in 1986 with all four available weights in production, the fractional-weight coins were phased in over the course of time for the Proof American Gold Eagle. When the program made its debut in 1986, only the 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coin was available for purchase.

    One year later in 1987, the US Mint introduced the ½ oz Proof American Gold Eagle, and completed the program’s offerings in 1988 with the introduction of the ¼ oz and 1/10 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coins. Over the course of the coin’s history, the most popular coin in the series has changed with time. The 1 oz weight was originally the preferred option of most collectors.

    Today however, it is often the ¼ oz and 1/10 oz coins that are the most popular. This is the result of several factors, including the rising price of gold and the compact nature of the two smallest coins in the series. They offer the best combination of lightweight gold and affordable pricing for collectors of any wealth level.

    Proof American Gold Eagle coins are currently produced by the West Point Mint facility and bear the “W” mint mark of that location. However, not all Proof Certified American Gold Eagle coins are guaranteed to have that mint mark and origination point. All 1 oz Proofs have been struck over the years at the West Point Mint.

    However, the Philadelphia Mint handled the original production of the ½ oz Proof American Gold Eagle from 1987 to 1993, as well as the ¼ oz and 1/10 oz Proof American Gold Eagles from 1988 to 1993. As such, these weights from those year ranges have the “P” mint mark from the Philadelphia Mint. Since 1994, all weights and versions of the American Gold Eagle have been struck at West Point.

    Purchasing Proof Certified American Gold Eagle Coins from JM Bullion

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