1986 1oz America Eagle .9167 Gold Proof Coin

 

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American Gold Eagles are one of the world's most popular coins, and producing a Proof coin requires a specialized minting process that involves uniquely prepared dies and planchets. These planchets are struck multiple times to bring up the full details of the design in cameo appearance. And what gorgeous details they are! The obverse of the 1986 Gold Eagle features a modified rendition of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Lady Liberty design. Liberty is striding forward with long, flowing hair, and she carries a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. A brilliant sun rises behind her and the coin is encircled with stars. The Saint-Gaudens design had been used on U.S. $20 Gold pieces from 1907-1933, and is one of the most popular coin designs ever minted in U.S. History. Also inscribed on the obverse is "LIBERTY," and the date represented with the Roman Numeral "MCMLXXXVI."

The reverse of your $50 American Gold Eagle Proof was designed by sculptor Miley Busiek and features a family of eagles. One eagle carries an olive branch above a nest where another eagle and a hatchling are perched. Inscribed on the reverse is "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," AND "1 OZ. FINE GOLD-50 DOLLARS."

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Year 1986
Metal Content Gold
Denomination $50
Purity 0.9167
Condition Proof
Country United States
Manufacturer West Point Bullion Depository
Diameter (mm) 32.7
Thickness (mm) 2.88
Box & Certificate Yes