2016-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle PR-70 PCGS (FS)

2016-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle PR-70 PCGS (FS)

The Gold American Eagle is based on Augustus Saint-Gaudens' 1907 $20 Gold Double Eagle, showing a proud Lady Liberty. With an iconic design and 1 oz of Gold, the 2016 Gold Eagle combines collectibility with bullion appeal.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz actual Gold weight.
  • Multiples of 20 are packaged in PCGS boxes.
  • PCGS encapsulation protects and guarantees the perfect 70 condition of the coin.
  • The First Strike label guarantees this coin was received by PCGS within the first 30 days of the coin's release.
  • Obverse: Adapted from Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ famed Gold Double Eagle design, which features Lady Liberty walking confidently against the sun’s rays.
  • Reverse: Designed by Miley Busiek showing a male bald eagle in flight carrying an olive branch to his nest, where a female awaits with her young.

Protect and display your Gold Eagle in style by adding a nice presentation box to your order.

Containing a full ounce of Gold and featuring iconic designs, it is easy to see why the Gold American Eagle is the most popular Gold coin in the United States. Add this PR-70 2016 1 oz Gold Eagle to your cart today!

The Gold American Eagle has a rich and colorful history. The modern coins are fashioned after the designs of renowned artist and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens which were used on the Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933. The redesign of the coin was issued by President Theodore Roosevelt after his desire for more beautiful American coinage. This led to the design recognized and revered today by many to be the most beautiful American coin ever minted. The obverse of the coin features Lady Liberty who represents victory. She is holding a torch to symbolize enlightenment and an olive brand to represent peace. She is backed by sunrays and the United States Capitol. The reverse of the coin feature a male and female bald eagle with their young to represent family, strength, and patriotism.

Coins minted from 1986 through 1991 are dated with Roman numerals whereas every 1 oz Gold American Eagle minted after 1992 is branded with Arabic numerals. These Gold bullion coins are available in multiple sizes including 1/10 troy oz, 1/4 troy oz, 1/2 troy oz and 1 troy oz. Each piece is identical in design save the markings on the reverse side of the coin that indicate its weight and face value.

In 1933, because of the Great Depression, the United States government made it illegal for citizens to hold monetary Gold. Citizens were required to sell their Gold certificates, coins, and bullion to the U.S. Treasury save a few exceptions including jewelry and numismatic coins. In 1975, private ownership of Gold was again made legal and in 1986, American mints began to make bullion coins. Pursuant to the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985, these coins are made exclusively from American Gold.

The coin is minted at the West Point Mint in New York. The mint deals in large amounts of Precious Metals and is responsible for striking all proof and uncirculated American Eagles in Gold, Silver, and Platinum as well as all Gold commemorative coins.

Invest in PCGS PR-70 FS Gold Eagles

Whether you are an investor seeking a high-value portfolio addition or a collector looking for an iconic design, you will appreciate the Proof Gold American Eagle PR-70 PCGS (FS). This coin bears a perfect 70 grade from the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), and the First Strike designation indicates its quick receipt after minting. Both labels confirm the flawless appearance and excellent condition of this Gold coin.

Gain from an Investment in Gold American Eagle Coins

Like other PCGS-certified Gold American Eagle Proofs, this coin contains 1 oz of Gold. Since this measurement represents actual Gold weight, you can feel confident this coin will hold its value over time. With its perfect 70 grading from PCGS and First Strike label, this coin may even increase in value. Its fast processing after production at the U.S. Mint guarantees the coin's beautiful luster, making it an intelligent investment.

Due to their PCGS processing, these Gold American Eagle Coins include encapsulation. These plastic cases are ideal for investors, as they guarantee the perfect condition and the flawless surface for each coin.

If you are a collector, there is no need to compromise the perfect-70 condition just to show off the stunning appearance of your Gold American Eagle Proofs. Instead, keep them encapsulated and display them in custom presentation boxes. Specially designed for certified coins, these wooden or velour presentation boxes ensure your collection maintains a striking appearance while remaining safe from harm.

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American Eagle Gold Coins Offer Historical Links

In addition to their strong investment potential, American Eagle Gold Coins also provide collectors with intriguing links to the past. Considered one of the most iconic designs in American coinage, this proof offers visual appeal and fascinating historical connections.

The obverse of this Gold proof features the well-known Augustus Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle design. Here, Lady Liberty appears in the center of the coin, boldly moving forward. She carries both a torch for victory and an olive branch for peace. Stars line the perimeter of the coin, the sun rises below and the U.S. Capitol emerges from the lower left of the design. The text "Liberty" appears along the top of the coin, and the year appears on the right side.

The reverse of this design depicts a male bald eagle delivering an olive branch to a female bald eagle and her young. The monetary value and Gold weight appear along the lower edge of the reverse, and the text "United States of America" appears along the top edge. The text "E Pluribus Unum" appears on the left side of the design, and "In God We Trust" appears on the right side.

While American Eagle Gold Proofs are increasingly popular today, they have not always featured prominently in collections or investment portfolios. In 1933, U.S. citizens were prohibited from possessing monetary Gold. Over 40 years later, private Gold ownership became legal once again, and the U.S. Mint resumed its Gold coin production. Since 1985, all American Eagles have been made exclusively from American Gold.
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