Popular bullion coin programs from sovereign mints around the globe often feature images that are representative of the nation issuing those coins. The Royal Canadian Mint uses the sugar maple leaf, while the Chinese Mint uses the panda. For the United States Mint, Lady Liberty and the bald eagle are the features of its signature coin programs. Right now, the 1987-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle is available in perfect condition from JM Bullion.
- 2nd annual striking of American Gold Eagles!
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab.
- Contains a true gold weight of 1 oz of 22-karat gold.
- Face value of $50 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Features a Deep-cameo finish.
- Bears the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
The American Gold Eagle coins available to you in this JM Bullion product listing are proof specimens with a perfect PR70 grade from the PCGS. Coins in this condition have full, original mint luster, and lack any flaws on the surface.
Deep-cameo coins are identified by the brilliant contrast between design sets and background fields. On these particular proofs, the designs of Lady Liberty (obverse) and the bald eagle (reverse) have a strong, frosted matte finish. The background fields on both sides are deeply-mirrored and clear.
On the obverse of each coin you’ll find the image of Lady Liberty created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Originally used on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933, this is considered the greatest design in the history of American currency. Unfortunately, Saint-Gaudens died just months before the US Mint released the Double Eagle coins.
The reverse features the image of the nation’s official emblem, the bald eagle. In Miley Busiek’s creation, a male bald eagle is shown flying over the nest with its wings outstretched. Down below, a female eagle stands vigilant guard over the nest and its hatchlings.
All American Gold Eagle proof coins are now made exclusively at the West Point Mint, regardless of weight or version. Originally, proof specimens in fractional weights were struck at the Philadelphia Mint.
If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask JM Bullion. You can reach our associates on the phone at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and via email. If you are interested in collectible coins like this one, you may also want to check out our 1991-P 1/2 oz American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 DCAM or our 1991-P 1/2 oz American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 DCAM.