1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin (Random Year, Box + CoA)

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$2,422.28 -3%
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$2,497.20
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The American Gold Eagle is the official gold bullion coin of the United States. Like many popular gold bullion programs from national mints around the globe, the American Gold Eagle features the same designs on each side each year. The value in these coins comes from the high standards of design and production used by the United States Mint. Today, you can purchase a 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle from Gold Club Direct with a random mint year.

America’s Gold Eagle program was launched in 1986, the same year as its counterpart, the American Silver Eagle. Although the bullion coin was struck in all four weights (1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz) in 1986, the 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle was the only weight struck in the proof mintage that year. That makes the 1 oz coin the longest-running mintage in the proof series. The 1/2 oz proof coin was added in 1987, with the 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz coins added in 1988.

Since 1988, proof American Gold Eagles have been struck in all four weights each year except 2009 when no proof coins were struck. Although the 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle was the first coin struck in the proof series, it often has the lowest mintage of any of the four weights. Some 446,290 1 oz proofs were struck in 1986, but that number had dropped to 87, 133 by 1988. As of 2013, roughly 24,710 1 oz proofs were struck.

On the obverse side of the American Gold Eagle is a modern reproduction of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Gold Double Eagle design. The reverse side features Miley Busiek’s depiction of a family of bald eagles, with a male returning to the female and hatchlings in the nest.

The 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle is produced by the United States Mint. Although the Mint operates four major facilities, the proof American Gold Eagles are only struck at the West Point Mint in New York. Each coin bears a W mint mark as an identifying marker.

Coin highlights

Coin Highlights:

  • Actual gold content of 1 Troy oz.
  • Face value of $50 (USD) is backed by the US government.
  • Coins in this listing feature random year of minting.
  • Each coin ships in a United States Mint beautiful display box.
  • Comes complete with Certificate of Authenticity.

Specifications

Manufacturer US Mint
Condition Proof
Purity .9167
Thickness 2.87 mm
Diameter 32.7 mm
Denomination $50
Metal Weight 1 Troy Ounce
Year Minted Varied
Country of Origin United States
IRA Eligibility Yes
CoA Yes
Packaging Type Presentation Packaging
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Description

The American Gold Eagle is the official gold bullion coin of the United States. Like many popular gold bullion programs from national mints around the globe, the American Gold Eagle features the same designs on each side each year. The value in these coins comes from the high standards of design and production used by the United States Mint. Today, you can purchase a 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle from Gold Club Direct with a random mint year.

America’s Gold Eagle program was launched in 1986, the same year as its counterpart, the American Silver Eagle. Although the bullion coin was struck in all four weights (1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz) in 1986, the 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle was the only weight struck in the proof mintage that year. That makes the 1 oz coin the longest-running mintage in the proof series. The 1/2 oz proof coin was added in 1987, with the 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz coins added in 1988.

Since 1988, proof American Gold Eagles have been struck in all four weights each year except 2009 when no proof coins were struck. Although the 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle was the first coin struck in the proof series, it often has the lowest mintage of any of the four weights. Some 446,290 1 oz proofs were struck in 1986, but that number had dropped to 87, 133 by 1988. As of 2013, roughly 24,710 1 oz proofs were struck.

On the obverse side of the American Gold Eagle is a modern reproduction of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Gold Double Eagle design. The reverse side features Miley Busiek’s depiction of a family of bald eagles, with a male returning to the female and hatchlings in the nest.

The 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle is produced by the United States Mint. Although the Mint operates four major facilities, the proof American Gold Eagles are only struck at the West Point Mint in New York. Each coin bears a W mint mark as an identifying marker.