American Eagle Gold Proof Coin

American Eagle Bullion Coins

Background

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.

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Characteristics

The 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.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • Year

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • IN GOD WE TRUST

Mint and Mint Mark

Specifications

  • 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.
 

Artist Information

Reverse
  • Designer: Miley Busiek

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Content last reviewed June 1, 2016

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