After the booming success of the 1/2-oz Gold American Eagle Proof the year prior and the 1-oz version the year before that, the U.S. Mint officially launched the 1/10-oz version alongside the 1/4-oz coin in 1988. It has become one of the most popular coins ever minted by the United States due to its beautiful double stamping, mirror-like background, and affordable price tag.
That makes it the ideal piece to gift or add to any collection. And it also makes it a uniquely special coin for any investor or collector. This 1/10-oz Gold American Eagle Proof carries a face value of $5, with its 22-karat of 1/10-oz fine gold purity and weight both guaranteed by the United States government.
This coin features the famous Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Lady Liberty originally used on the $20 double eagle between 1907 and 1933 on the obverse (front) side. Along with this iconic image is the inscription “LIBERTY” alongside the year of mintage.
The reverse (back) side features Miley Busiek’s gorgeous male eagle carrying an olive branch returning to his nest met by a female eagle protecting their eaglet. This side carries the motto of the United States “E PLURIBUS UNUM” and “IN GOD WE TRUST” alongside “1/10 OZ. FINE GOLD ~ 5 DOLLARS.”
Add all four of the year’s Gold American Eagle Proof coins with the Gold Eagle 4-piece Proof Set.
- Weight of 1/10 troy ounce of gold
- 22-karat gold purity
- Full backing by the United States government
- Face value of $5
- Minted at West Point, NY by the U.S. Mint, Department of the Treasury (since 1994)
- Struck twice and has a mirror-like background
- Included in the Gold American Eagle Proof 4-pc Set