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1986-W Proof American Eagle 1 oz Gold Coin With Box & CoA

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The American Eagle Gold Series is one of the best-selling gold coin programs in the world. Introduced in 1986, it currently features four weights in its Brilliant Uncirculated and Proof collections, with a single weight available in the Burnished collection. In 1986, the coin series debuted with four weights in the BU series and just one weight in the Proof series. Provident Metals now offers the 1986-W Proof American Eagle 1 oz Gold Coin to you for purchase online with its original mint packaging.


  • Arrives with presentation displays and a Certificate of Authenticity from the United States Mint!
  • 1st year of availability in the Proof American Eagle Gold Series!
  • Announced mintage of 446,290 gold coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the government of the United States.
  • The obverse depicts Liberty.
  • On the reverse is a family of eagles.
  • Comes with W mint marks from the West Point Mint.

When you purchase a 1986-W Proof American Eagle 1 oz Gold Coin online at Provident Metals, this listing offers you the coins with the original United States Mint packaging. The coins are housed individually inside presentation displays and come with a Certificate of Authenticity. The coins have proof visuals that include frosted design elements above mirrored background fields.


The obverse side of 1986-W Proof American Eagle Gold Coins features the historic image of Liberty created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. This 1907 depiction of the female allegory changed the way Liberty was depicted on American coins in the 20th century. It shows Liberty in front-facing relief as she walks forward with a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. She is framed by sun rays in the background and encircled by a ring of 50 stars. The field includes inscriptions of LIBERTY, 1986, and the W mint mark of the West Point Mint.


On the reverse field of 1986-W Proof American Eagle 1 oz Gold Coin is an image of bald eagles that was exclusive to this series at the US Mint. The design was created for this collection in 1986 by Miley Busiek. It shows a male eagle in flight above the nest as a female eagle shelters a hatchling within the nest. The field includes inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN GOD WE TRUST, E PLURIBUS UNUM, and 1 OZ. FINE GOLD – 50 DOLLARS.


The 1986 Proof American Eagle Gold Coin was the first-ever release in the series and included only these 1 oz gold coins. The fractional-ounce coins were introduced in two waves between 1987 and 1988. The 1 oz gold coin was the only one of the four issued by the West Point Mint in the early years, as the fractional-ounce coins were struck by the Philadelphia Mint. The 1986 Proof American Eagle 1 oz Gold Coins remains the highest minted in the history of the series, with a mintage more than 300,000 coins higher than the next closest weight and date. However, given its age, it is also one of the hardest to come by with the original packaging included.


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Product Details

Year 1986
Mint Mark W - West Point
Metals Purity .9167
Producer US Mint
Thickness 2.87 mm
Diameter 32.7 mm
Condition Proof
Denomination $50
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Designer (Reverse) Miley Busiek
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series American Eagle
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Capsule Size 32.7 mm
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 4.3 x 3.5 1.3
Provident ID 3884116