2012-W $25 1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagle
The 2012-W $25 Gold Eagle is part of a series first released by the United States Mint in 1986. A favorite for both aesthetic and monetary reasons, the coin has been in high demand ever since its introduction. The Gold Eagle is the first modern bullion coin to be authorized by the United States congress and is backed by the US Mint for its weight, content and purity. It includes striking imagery, symbolizing American spirit and character – an iconic and treasured design in the numismatic community. The 2012-W $25 Gold Eagle is produced in an ultra cameo Proof finish.
Design of the 2012 Gold Eagle
The contrast between the frosted devices and the mirrored fields create the Ultra Cameo visual effect that applies to proof version of coins like the 2012-W $25 Gold Eagle. The coin’s obverse design features a rendition of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' full-length figure of Lady Liberty with flowing hair, holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. Tiny stars that surround the design complement the sharp beams of sunlight shooting out around Lady Liberty’s torso.
The United States Gold Eagle Coins are often referred to as "American Gold Eagles" due to the image of a family eagles on the reverse. Designed by sculptor Miley Busiek, the reverse shows a male eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her hatchlings. The standard inscriptions are included.
American Eagle Gold Proof coins are collector versions of the official United States Mint bullion coins, have a limited mintage and are struck at the West Point Mint.
Why add this 2012 Proof ½ oz. Gold Eagle Graded by NGC as PF70 to your collection?
The 2012-W $25 Gold Eagle is an proof coin, that has been graded by NGC with the excellent numismatic grade of PF70 This is the highest grade that a proof coin can receive, and means that the coin will be flawless to the naked eye. The classic, beloved design, low mintage and gold content make this coin appealing to collectors and investors alike.
|Year of Issue:||2012|
|Weight in Grams:||16.96 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1/2 oz|