2006 W American Gold Eagle Bullion Coins : Reverse Proof

$50 One Ounce Gold

Mintage: 10,000
Minted at: West Point

Designer - Engraver: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Metal Composition: 91.67% Gold - 3% Silver - 5.33% Copper

Diameter: 32.7 mm
Mass / Weight: 33.931 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
2006 W Reverse Proof One Ounce American Gold Eagle - 1 oz Gold $50
The 2006-W "Reverse Proof" American Gold Eagle was the first US coin of its kind ever made. Only 10000 of these coins were produce - so they are very rare and valuable. This coin was produced as part of a 3-coin gold eagle set to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the American Gold Eagle series (which started in 1986). The 3-coin set included a burnished uncirculated gold eagle (the first time the "W" mint mark appears on an uncirculated gold eagle) - and the set also includes a proof gold eagle and of course the reverse proof gold eagle. This set originally had a cost of $2610.

The reverse proof was produced at the West Point Mint using a highly innovative and technologically advanced minting process - which resulted in a coin with a frosty satin background field (like normal uncirculated gold eagles) but the details and designs have brilliant mirror-like features. This coin also bears the "W" mint mark.
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-65)
Proof
(PR-65)
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MELT VALUE: $1161.40


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