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


UNITED STATES $50 ONE-OUNCE GOLD "AMERICAN EAGLE" BULLION COINS
(1986-DATE)

In 1986, the United States began striking gold bullion coins with a face value of $50 and a net weight of 1 ounce of pure gold.  The value of these coins was intended to be tied directly to their metal value, although some low-mintage years and all of the Proof versions fetch premium prices.

From 1986-1991, Roman numerals represent the date; from 1992 on, Arabic numerals are used.  Proof versions have been struck each year since 1986 at the West Point Mint.  Proof versions bear mintmarks; Uncirculated versions do not.

Proof coins may be ordered by the general public directly from the Mint.  Uncirculated coins are distributed by selected representatives, who make them available to the secondary market.

Designer:
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

Mints:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
West Point, New York

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Available dates/mintmarks:

 

Uncirculated
Mintage

Proof
Mintage

1986  1,362,650 0
1986-W 0 446,290
1987  1,045,500 0
1987-W 0 147,498
1988  465,000 0
1988-W 0 87,133
1989  415,790 0
1989-W 0 53,960
1990  373,210 0
1990-W 0 62,401
1991 243,100 0
1991-W 0 50,411
1992 275,000 0
1992-W 0 44,835
1993 480,192 0
1993-W 0 34,389
1994 221,633 0
1994-W 0 46,300
1995 200,636 0
1995-W 0 48,075
1996 189,148 0
1996-W 0 36,086
1997 664,508 0
1997-W 0 27,803
1998 1,468,530 0
1998-W 0 26,047
1999   0
1999-W 0 31,446
2000   0
2000-W 0 33,000
2001   0
2001-W 0  
2002   0
2002-W 0  
2003    
2003-W    
2004    
2004-W    
2005    
2005-W    
 
 

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