Produced at the U.S. Mint’s Philadelphia and West Point facilities, the American Eagle gold proof coins were first released in 1986 in four denominations: 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz coins. Their obverse depicts a modified version of Augustus Saint-Gauden’s famous Lady Liberty that was first designed in 1907, while the reverse features a family of bald eagles designed by sculptor Miley Busiek.
The 22-karat American Gold Eagle Proof coins are the collectible versions of their bullion counterparts. Unlike the American Gold Eagle bullion coins, the American Gold Eagle Proof coins feature the mark of the mint they were produced in.
The American Gold Eagle proof coins are IRA-approved.