Gold American Eagle Proof
- Gold Content – 1 oz. (31.1035 g)
- Gross Weight – 1.0909 oz. (33.930 g)
- Composition – 91.67% gold, 3% silver, 5.33% copper
- Coin Diameter – 1.287 in. (32.70 mm)
- Thickness – 0.113 in. (2.87 mm)
- Mint Dates – 1986 to present
A small number of proof gold American Eagles are struck each year for collectors, and they are often sold out soon after issue. With the same design as the gold American Eagle bullion coins, proof American Eagles are minted in 1-oz., 1/2-oz., 1/4-oz. and 1/10-oz. sizes and can be purchased in any of these sizes singly or in 2- or 4-piece sets.
The obverse (front) duplicates the $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin, which many think America’s most beautiful gold coin and which President Roosevelt commissioned to rival the artistry of Greek and Roman coins.The reverse, designed by Miley Busiek, shows a male bald eagle grasping an olive branch as it lands in its family’s nest. Wording displays the gold content and purity, the denomination, the issuing nation, “E PLURIBUS UNUM” (Latin for “From Many, One”) and “IN GOD WE TRUST.”
Proof gold American Eagle coins are made with a more-detailed minting process. Special dies are used on the coin blanks, which are fed manually into the presses and struck multiple times to produce detailed coin images that look softly frosted above a mirror-like background.Each proof American Eagle comes in a beautiful, dark blue velvet presentation case with an official United States Mint Certificate of Authority.
Gold bullion coins from the United States Mint are the only official gold bullion coins whose weight, content and purity are guaranteed by the United States Government, making them investors’ top choice worldwide.
Individual Retirement Accounts
Proof American Eagles (gold and silver) are the only collectible coins allowed in U.S. Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).
This is a premium coin, meaning its value is tied to factors other than the value of the spot price of the precious metal it contains. Valuation factors include, but are not limited to, speculative interest, collector and investor demand, available supply, industry promotions, perceived value, economic conditions, and other factors we deem relevant. The value assigned to this coin at any given time may vary from retailer to retailer and Augusta cannot guarantee another retailer will value this premium coin at the same rate as Augusta would in any given circumstance. Augusta cannot guarantee buy-back of any item it sells and cannot guarantee another retailer will purchase this premium coin. For up-to-date market pricing and availability, please contact us directly.