American Eagle Proof Coins for Collectors
The United States Mint produces proof versions of the American Eagle Coins for Collectors. The American Eagle Proof program was introduced in 1986 with the sale of gold and silver proof coins. Platinum was added to the American Eagle Proof line-up in 1997.
The term "proof" refers to a specialized minting process that begins by manually feeding burnished coin blanks into presses fitted with special dies. Each coin is struck multiple times so the softly frosted, yet detailed images seem to float above a mirror-like field. After scrutiny by white gloved inspectors, each American Eagle Proof Coin is placed in a protective plastic capsule and mounted in a handsome satin-lined velvet presentation case.
An official Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each coin. American Eagle Proof Coins sell at a fixed price and can be purchased directly from the United States Mint. American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are available in the following options: one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, one-tenth ounce and four coin sets, which contains one coin of each denomination.
The American Eagle Platinum and Silver Proof Coins are only available in the one ounce size. American Eagle Proof Coins can be purchased directly from the United States Mint by calling 1-800-USA-MINT or by visiting the United States Mint Online Product Catalog.