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1997-W Proof American Eagle 1/4 oz Gold Coin with Box & CoA

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In the late 1990s, demand for American Eagle Gold Coins was at near all-time lows. Prior to the onset of the Y2K crisis, interest in precious metals was relatively low as the American economy was strong and the Dotcom boom was carrying on. Today, you have the chance to buy 1997-W Proof American Eagle 1/4 oz Gold Coins online from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with a protective capsule, presentation box, and a Certificate of Authenticity!
  • 12th year of issue in the American Eagle Gold Series!
  • Limited mintage of just 29,805 gold coins!
  • Contains 1/4 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • The face value of $10 (USD) is backed by the United States of America.
  • On the obverse is Lady Liberty.
  • The reverse includes a depiction of an American bald eagle.
  • Comes with a W mint mark from the West Point Mint.

The 1997 release of the Proof American Eagle Gold Coin came with the second-lowest mintage of any 20th-century coin in the series. The 1998 issue marked the low point of the 20th century, but was just 302 coins lower than the 1997 issue.


On the obverse of the 1997-W Proof Eagle 1/4 oz Gold Coin is a design that features the iconic figure of Lady Liberty, her hair flowing in the wind as she strides forward, symbolizing the American spirit of progress and innovation. The design is expertly crafted with fine details, from the folds of her gown to the intricate lines of her facial features. Inscriptions include LIBERTY, 1997, and the W mint mark.


The reverse side of 1997-W Proof American Eagle Gold Coins comes with a majestic eagle is shown soaring over a nest, clutching an olive branch in its talons as a symbol of peace and prosperity. Inscriptions on this face of the coin read UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN GOD WE TRUST, E PLURIBUS UNUM, 10 DOLLARS, and 1/4 OZ. FINE GOLD.


The 1997 issue of the Proof American Eagle 1/4 oz Gold Coin showcased the declining demand of gold bullion in the 1990s. When the decade started, this coin sold more than 62,000 coins. By the end of the decade, its mintages were half that figure.


1997-W Proof American Eagle 1/4 oz Gold Coins are available to you in protective capsules and come with both a presentation box and a Certificate of Authenticity.

Please contact Provident Metals if you have any questions. You can call us at 800-313-3315, online using our live chat, and via our email address.

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Product Details

Year 1997
Mint Mark W - West Point
Metals Purity .9167
Producer US Mint
Thickness 1.83 mm
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Proof
Denomination $10
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Designer (Reverse) Miley Busiek
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series American Eagle
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Metal Content .25 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Mintage 29,805
Packaging Dimensions 4.3 x 3.5 x 1.2
Provident ID 3992521