American Eagle Gold Proof Coin
- Available in four weights
- 22 kt gold
- 91.67% Gold; 3.0% Silver; 5.33% copper
- Mintage: since 1986
The One-Ounce American Gold Eagle Proof Coin is a special edition of the American Gold Eagle, regarded worldwide as one of the most beautiful gold coins ever in regular mintage.
The stunning design of the Gold Eagle features a rendering of Augustus Saint-Gauden’s masterful portrayal of a proud and confident Liberty on the obverse. Sculptor Miley Busiek’s classic “Family of Eagles” graces the reverse, replacing the symbolism of might portrayed by the traditional heraldic eagle with that of peace and family.
In the proof edition, the beauty of the Gold Eagle is taken to the heights of the artist’s imagination through a painstaking mintage process that begins with the most lustrous gold blanks. The blanks are fed by hand into the presses to prevent the slightest blemish being caused by handling machinery. The coins are pressed using special dies designated solely for the production of Gold Eagle Proofs. Multiple strikes ensure the finest details of the images are reproduced in a slightly frosted finish, while the background retains a blemish-free, mirrored surface.
The Gold Eagle Proof is presented in an elegant dark blue velvet case along with an official U.S. Mint Certificate of Authenticity, attesting to the weight and purity of its gold content.
Only pure gold mined in the United States, alloyed with 3% American silver and 5.33% copper for durability, is used to produce the 22-karat Gold Eagle Proof Coins.
In addition to the 1-ounce coin, Gold Eagle Proofs are minted in 1/2-ounce, 1/4-ounce and 1/10-ounce sizes, and all four can be purchased as a set in a special presentation case.
The One-Ounce American Gold Eagle Proof is much more than a bullion coin. It is a work of art, worthy of being an heirloom that can be cherished for generations.
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