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Design of the 2007-W $50 Gold Eagle
The design of the obverse of this 2007-W $50 Gold Eagle is an adaptation of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' design for the Gold Double Eagle. Lady Liberty stands tall, taking up most of the diameter of the coin. Her long hair and loose garment appear to be blowing in the wind toward the left side of the coin. Her left hand extends to her left (the coin's right) bearing an olive branch, a symbol of peace. She extends her right hand forward, bearing a tall torch that is about half her height. Her right foot is on the ground while her left is set upon a rock, forming an image of confidence. In the background to Liberty's right (the coin's left) is a small rendering of the United States Capitol Building. Rays of sun also emanate behind her. Under the olive branch is an inscription with the year of mintage, "2007." Under the "7" is a small mint mark, "W," which denotes that the coin was struck at the West Point Mint. Extending over her head from the end of her hair on one side to the olive branch on the other is the word "LIBERTY." Fifty stars, which represent the fifty states, encircle the image.
The reverse of this 2007-W $50 Gold Eagle features an eagle family designed by Miley Busiek. At the bottom of the image is a nest, on the right side of which a mother eagle guards her young. Landing in the nest is a male eagle, which bears an olive branch in its talons. Its wings are spread widely, creating a magnificent image. The olive branch is in the middle of the coin, and there is space to either side of it. In the space on the left between the male eagle's tail and the next is the motto from the Great Seal of the United States, "E PLURIBUS UNUM." In the space to the right is America's national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST." "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," the country in which the coin is legal tender, is inscribed along the top portion of the rim, while another inscription on the bottom runs along the rim from one end of the nest to the other. That inscription provides the metal content and face value. It reads, "1 OZ. FINE GOLD 50 DOLLARS."
This coin is graded by the Numismatic Guarantee Corporation (NGC), whose label is in the slab in which this coin comes. The NGC logo appears in white-on-gold at the bottom of the label. The rest of the label identifies the year of mintage, mint mark, the name of the coin, metal, and face value, as well as the grade provided by NGC: "2007 W EAGLE G$50; MS 70." A certification number and bar code are also included for easy authentication.
Why add this 2007-W $50 Gold Eagle to your collection?
This beautiful 2007-W $50 Gold Eagle received a perfect grade from NGC, making it a model coin for any collector. Only 18,608 of these coins were struck at West Point in 2007, making this a nice limited mintage piece for any collection. The coin's fineness is .917 and it consists of 1 Troy oz. of gold, with silver and copper making up the rest. The coin is 2.87 mm thick and has a diameter of 32.7 mm, which makes it easy to appreciate all of the details of the design. This coin would fit nicely in any gold collection, but it would be especially well suited for those who enjoy patriotic images.
|Year of Issue:||2007|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1032 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle design|
|Reverse Design:||Family of Eagles|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Augustus Saint-Gaudens|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Miley Busiek|