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Obverse of 1995-W $50 Gold "American Eagle"     Reverse of 1995-W $50 Gold "American Eagle"


Circulation strikes: 0
Proofs: 48,075

Obverse - Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse - Miley Busiek

Diameter: 32.7 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 91.7%
Silver - 3.0%
Copper - 5.3% 

Weight: 33.93 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "W" for West Point, New York below and to the right of the date

Images courtesy of Global Certification Services, Inc.

The 1995-W $50 One-Ounce Gold "American Eagle" is part of a series of bullion coins begun in 1986 to compete with international gold coins such as the Canadian Maple Leaf and the South African Krugerrand.  Proof versions were struck at the U.S. Branch Mint at West Point, New York -- they display a small "W" below the date (Uncirculated versions do not have a mintmark).  Considerable attention has been directed towards all of the 1995-W coins because of the rarity of the 1995-W $1 Silver Bullion Coin (the only One-Dollar bullion coin struck at West Point, with a limited mintage of only 30,125 pieces and currently worth between $2-3,000).  

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