An instant success, the Gold American Eagle Proof 1-oz coin was first minted in 1986 following the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985. This coin remains the centerpiece to any collector’s set, with its iconic imagery and history.
One of the most treasured gold proofs in existence, the Gold American Eagle Proof 1-oz carries a full one troy ounce of fine gold. With a purity of 22-karat or .9167 fine gold, this coin’s weight, purity, and content are all guaranteed by the United States government, marking it as one of the most sought-after coins in the world.
Each coin is struck with the year of mintage, its face value of $50, and its purity on a clear, mirror-like background. Its double-stamp minting process gives a clear, raised look and feel to its images and engravings.
On the obverse (front) side, the Gold American Eagle Proof 1-oz carries the replication of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ iconic Lady Liberty. She carries an olive branch in her left hand and a torch in her right.
The reverse (back) side shows Miley Busiek’s famous male eagle clutching an olive branch flying over a female protecting their child in a nest. This side also features the inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “1 OZ. FINE GOLD ~ 50 DOLLARS.”
Add all four of the year’s Gold American Eagle Proof coins with the Gold Eagle 4-piece Proof Set.
- Weight of 1 troy ounce of gold
- 22-karat (.9167) pure gold
- Full backing by the United States government
- Face value of $50
- Minted at West Point, NY, Philadelphia, PA, and San Francisco, CA by the U.S. Mint, Department of the Treasury
- Struck twice and has a mirror-clear background and a crisp, sharp foreground
- Included in the Gold American Eagle Proof 4-pc Set