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.
Coin 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.
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.
- 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