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1997 American Eagle 1/2 oz Gold Coin

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Dont miss out on your chance to snag a 1997 American Eagle 1/2 oz Gold Coin today from Provident Metals. Each of these coins is made with 22-karat gold, and they make a great addition to collections or precious metals IRA accounts.

Coin Highlights:

  • 12th release of the 1/2 oz American Gold Eagles!
  • Mintage limited to just 79,605 coins!
  • Ships in plastic flips!
  • Consists of .50 Troy ounce of gold content.
  • $25 (USD) face value backed by the United States government.
  • Eligible for inclusion in precious metals IRAs.
  • Lady Liberty is proudly featured on the obverse.
  • American bald eagle family as designed by Miley Busiek showcased on the reverse.

Get your piece of American history by purchasing an American Eagle Gold Coin from the second decade of minting. Each of these coins contains 22-karat gold with small amounts of alloy to make the coins harder and more scratch-resistant.


The beautiful Lady Liberty is featured proudly on the obverse of each 1997 American Eagle 1/2 oz Gold Coin. The image was originally designed in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens for use on the $20 Gold Double Eagle Coins. These coins were only produced from 1907 to 1933.

In the image, Lady Liberty is shown as she strides away from the Capitol building with the sun at her back. Her left hand carries an olive branch. Her right holds a flaming torch. Inscriptions on this face of the coin include Liberty and the year of mint 1997.


The reverse image is one of a family of bald eagles. The image was designed by Miley Busiek, a sculptor, for these coins in 1986. You will see a male bald eagle clutching an olive branch flying back to his nest, where his mate and hatchlings eagerly await him.


In 1986, the United States Mint launched the American Eagle Coin program with gold and silver bullion options. Today, the coins are available in four different metal types: gold, silver, palladium, and platinum. There are proof and bullion versions available for the coins.

The gold coins also come in fractional weight sizes that are great for those who want gold without the price tag of a whole ounce. The designs differ based on the metal type of the coin, though they all have the same themes.


You can order your American Eagle Gold Coins from Provident Metals today and get them delivered directly to your door. If you have any questions, please call us at 800-313-3315, or you can contact us via live chat or email.

How Does Free Shipping Work?

When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

When will my order ship?

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Can I choose the method of shipping?

All orders of $199 or more that are eligible for free shipping are, by default, shipped via a carrier of our choice (USPS or UPS). Depending on the contents and size of your purchase, you may be able to upgrade to a specific carrier during checkout.

Will I need to sign for my package?

For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

What about International Orders?

Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.

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Product Details

Year 1997
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9167
Producer US Mint
Thickness 2.24 mm
Diameter 27 mm
Inner Pack 20
Outer Pack 1000
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $25
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) Augustus Saint Gaudens
Designer (Reverse) Miley Busiek
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series American Eagle
Certificate of Authenticity No
Capsule Size 27 mm
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content .5 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 1.1 x 1.1 x 0.1
Provident ID 3868763