American Eagle Gold Proof Coin
American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are collector versions of the official United States Mint bullion coins and are available in four sizes—one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce sizes as well as a four-coin proof set, which contains one coin in each denomination. The American Eagle Gold Proof Coins have a limited mintage and are minted at the United States Mint at West Point bearing the “W” mint mark.
In 2020, the U.S. Mint produced a special End of World War II 75th Anniversary American Eagle Gold Proof Coin featuring a “V75” privy mark. The outline of the privy mark represents the shape of the Rainbow Pool at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.
All American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are legal tender and contain 91.67 percent (22-karat) gold. The gold weight and diameter will vary with each coin denomination, as specified below. Each coin is backed by the U.S. government for weight and content.
CharacteristicsThe American Eagle Gold Coin's obverse design features a rendition of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' full length figure of Lady Liberty with flowing hair, holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left.
The reverse design, by sculptor Miley Busiek, features a male eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her hatchlings.
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- IN GOD WE TRUST
Mint and Mint Mark
- The one ounce coin, $50 face value, is 1.287 inches in diameter, contains one gold troy ounce and weighs 1.0909 troy ounces.
- The one-half ounce coin, $25 face value, is 1.063 inches in diameter, contains 0.5000 gold troy ounce and weighs 0.5455 troy ounce.
- The one-quarter ounce coin, $10 face value, is 0.866 inch in diameter, contains 0.2500 gold troy ounce and weighs 0.2727 troy ounce.
- The one-tenth ounce coin, $5 face value, is 0.650 inch in diameter, contains 0.1000 gold troy ounce and weighs 0.1091 troy ounce.
- Designer: Miley Busiek