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1990-P 1/10 oz Gold American Eagle Proof $5 NGC PF70 UC

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1990-P 1/10 oz. Proof Gold Eagle

The gold eagle is one of the most popular regularly produced gold coins in the world. Made from 22kt gold (.9167 fine), the American Gold Eagle has become a mainstay in the precious metals trade and is a very popular collectible throughout the industry.

The design of the American Gold Eagle is a carefully remodeled version of the Saint-Gaudens double eagle design first struck in 1907. It is arguably one of the most beautiful designs ever struck into a coin. The reverse design, by mint engraver Miley Busiek, shows an Eagle returning to a nest to feed its young.

1990 1/10 oz. Gold Eagles hold the distinction of being one of only four years in which the date was engraved into the design using Roman Numerals (MCMXC). In 1992 the year-date on the coins was change in favor of the more legible Arabic numeral system (the one we use every day).

Why buy Proof Gold Eagles

The Gold Eagle program was started in 1986 as a method of turning American gold into a bullion coin in which people could invest and collect. The idea of making collector versions of the coins was initially limited to the one ounce $50 Gold Eagle coin, but over a period of two years, the collector's proof coins were added in order to produce a full four-coin set.

Proof Gold Eagles are minted in far lower quantity than their bullion siblings, primarily because their premium price was outside the scope of those only buying the coins for their value in gold. Proof Gold Eagles were made to order, so only those who knew the proof coins existed would have ordered them.

Proof Gold Eagles could be ordered from the mint as single coins or as four-coin sets. Because the 1/10 oz. Proof Gold Eagles were smaller, contained less gold, and were less expensive, more of them were made than any of the larger sizes. Still yet, the purpose of their higher mintage holds true today in the secondary market - they are less expensive, smaller, and more affordable.


Year of Issue:1990
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:P
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:PF70
Designation:UC
Finish:Proof
Composition:Gold
Purity:0.9167
Display Weight:1/10 oz
Weight in Grams:3.1103 g
Weight in Ounces:0.1 oz
Diameter:16.5 mm
Thickness:1.19 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:5
Mintage:99,349
Obverse Design:Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle design
Reverse Design:Family of Eagles
Reverse Designer/Engraver:Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Obverse Designer/Engraver:Miley Busiek