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2017-W 50 Dollar 1-oz Burnished Gold Eagle GEM BU with OGP
Beautiful Burnished Gold Eagles Are Back for 2017!
Whether you're a novice collector, a lifelong goldbug or anywhere in between, you know that there is something undeniably special about the American Gold Eagle. When one ounce of .9167 pure gold is minted with Augustus Saint-Gaudens' majestic Walking Liberty and Miley Busiek's family of eagles, it's transformed from ordinary metal into a true work of art. The bullion versions of these coins have been dutifully minted each year since their introduction in 1986. And, with the exception of an understandable hiccup in 2009, Gold Eagle proofs have also followed suit with a yearly bow. But there's one type of Gold Eagle that has only been around since 2006, and issued for only 10 of those first 12 years -- the Burnished Gold Eagle. Fortunately, these collector favorites are back for 2017 -- just in time for the U.S. Mint's 225th anniversary!
A Special Finish, a Limited Mintage, an Unmissable Opportunity!
Like we mentioned, these Burnished Gold Eagles are similar to their bullion and proof brethren is numerous ways. The same graceful designs, same weight, same purity, same government guaranteed content, same U.S.-sourced gold, same legal tender of 50 dollars -- actually, there are really only three big differences that rise to the top. First, these coins are born from specially burnished gold planchets. The result is a Gold Eagle with a smooth, matte-like finish. Second, unlike Bullion Gold Eagles, these Burnished Gold Eagles display a distinct mintmark ("W" for West Point) on the reverse. Third, the production mintages of Burnished Gold Eagles are significantly lower than their counterparts. Between 2006 and 2015, over 6 million Bullion Gold Eagles were minted. During that same time, fewer than 300,000 Proof Gold Eagles were produced. And the number of Burnished Gold Eagles made through those years? Exactly 111,853. And, with only 6,888 minted in 2016, you can see why we project 2017's supply to be just as restricted.
Fresh from the Mint, Directly to Your Door!
Your 2017 1-oz Burnished Gold Eagle will arrive to you in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition, encased in a numismatic capsule and presented in a United States Mint box along with a certificate of authenticity. It's in the exact same condition as it was in when it left the U.S. Mint -- no need to wait in a line or sit in a web queue! We see high demand for these Burnished Gold Eagles each year, and with the U.S. Mint celebrating a huge milestone anniversary, we have a feeling the spotlight on these limited-mintage favorites is going to be much brighter. Don't miss out -- stash one in your cart now!
|Year of Issue||2017|
|Mint Name||West Point - W|
|Coin Weight||33.93 Grams - g|
|Weight||1 Ounce - oz|