The American Gold Eagle is the nation’s official gold coin, and comes in a wider variety of specimens than its silver counterpart. While the silver version boasts just a 1 oz variety, the American Gold Eagle is available in 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz weights. Right now, the 1997-W 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle is available in perfect condition courtesy of JM Bullion.
- 12th annual release of the Proof American Gold Eagle coin.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab.
- Contains a true gold content of 1/2 oz 22-karat gold.
- Bears a face value of $25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Features a Deep-cameo finish.
- Includes the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
The American Gold Eagle coins in this product listing feature PR70 grades from the PCGS. Coins in this condition exhibit full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws, and are considered perfect specimens as a result.
Deep-cameo is a term applied to proof coins with unique finishes. DCAM coins have strong, frosted finishes on the design set and a deeply-mirrored, clear background field. The combination of design elements creates an image that appears to float above the background of the coin.
In 1997, the 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle had become the lowest minted coin in the series. Originally among the most coveted weights in the series, behind only the 1 oz coin, the 1/2 oz coin approached the 21st century behind the 1 oz and 1/10 oz weights in terms of demand from collectors.
On the obverse of the American Gold Eagle coin you’ll find the most iconic design in American coining history. Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty design revitalized American gold currency design, and featured on the $20 Gold Double Eagle coin from 1907 to 1933.
The reverse face of the coin includes the image of a family of nesting bald eagles. Created by sculptor and artist Miley Busiek, it is used exclusively on the American Gold Eagle coin from the United States Mint.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask a JM Bullion customer service representative. You can reach us on the phone at 800-276-6508, online using our live web chat, and via our email address. You may also want to take a look at some of our similar items like the 1996-W 1/2 oz American Gold Eagle PCGS Pr70 DCAM and the 1992-P 1/2 oz American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 DCAM.