2016-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle PF-70 NGC (ER)

2016-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle PF-70 NGC (ER)

The Gold American Eagle features a stunning design that is recognized worldwide and often considered the most beautiful design of American coinage. This beauty has led the Gold Eagle to be the most popular Gold coin in the United States.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz actual Gold weight.
  • NGC encapsulation protects and guarantees the perfect 70 condition of the coin.
  • The Early Releases label guarantees this coin was received by NGC 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.

Display your Gold Eagle in style by adding an attractive 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 2016-W 1 oz Proof 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 NGC PF-70 ER Gold Eagles

As a flawless specimen, the Proof Gold American Eagle PF-70 NGC (ER) offers ample investment potential. With its perfect 70 certification from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), this Gold proof is an excellent addition to any investment portfolio. The striking, iconic design also makes this Gold Eagle a wonderful purchase for collectors seeking a high-value coin.

Gain Long-Term Benefits From Gold American Eagle Coins

Investors can rest assured that this Gold American Eagle coin will retain its original value long after purchase. All Gold American Eagles contain 1 oz of Gold, which may also appreciate over time.

Some key characteristics of these Gold proofs augment their long-term value. The NGC perfect 70 certification confirms the mirrorlike surface and flawless impression. The Early Release label indicates the coin underwent rapid processing, with NGC receipt within 30 days of the coin's release from the U.S. Mint.

All proofs come encapsulated by NGC to guarantee the condition and value of the coin. Investors may opt to keep these coins in their original plastic encapsulation for preservation purposes.

If you intend to display your American Gold Eagle Proofs, you have several options to consider. You can keep your Gold Eagle coins in their plastic NGC encapsulation while still displaying them in your choice of presentation boxes. These presentation boxes have a variety of features, including glass tops and velour-covered encasements, which make them ideal for Precious Metals lovers who want to display a high-value collection.

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American Gold Eagle Coins Provide Valuable Connections to the Past

With their iconic designs and high value, American Eagle Gold Coins offer the best of both worlds. They provide a smart path toward future investment while preserving valuable connections to the past. In this sense, the PF-70 Early Release coins represent both an informed investment and a historical collectible.

The obverse of this easily recognizable coin features the iconic 1907 Gold Double Eagle coin design by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. This visually striking design depicts Lady Liberty walking forward confidently. Behind the figure, the sun shines brightly, and the U.S. Capitol appears in the distance. As a symbol of victory, the figure proudly holds a torch and an olive branch, which stand for enlightenment and peace. The text "Liberty" appears along the top edge, with the date in the lower right corner.

The reverse depicts a design by Miley Busiek. It shows a male bald eagle returning to its nest, delivering an olive branch to a female bald eagle. The text "United States of America" appears along the top edge of the reverse, and the Gold weight and monetary value appear along the lower edge. The text "E Pluribus Unum" appears near the left edge and "In God We Trust" appears near the right edge.

The Proof Gold Eagle comes from the West Point Mint, where all American Eagle Proofs originate. In addition to Gold coins, this U.S. Mint branch also produces proofs and uncirculated coins in Precious Metals such as Silver and Platinum.
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