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2008-W Proof American Eagle 1/2 oz Gold Coin PCGS PR70 DCAM

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The 2008 release of Proof American Eagle Gold Coins saw drops in mintage figures across the board with all the coins seeing lower demand. The losses were led by the 1/10 oz gold coins which fell more than 30,000 from 2007 to 2008, and the 1/2 oz gold coin itself saw a drop of nearly 22,000 coins from one year to the next. Today, you have the opportunity to buy 2008-W Proof American Eagle 1/2 oz Gold Coins at Provident Metals in perfect condition.

Highlights:

  • Arrives with a protective plastic slab from the PCGS!
  • 22nd year of availability in the Proof American Eagle 1/2 oz gold series!
  • Limited number of certified perfect gold coins!
  • Contains 1/2 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • The face value of $25 (USD) is backed by the United States.
  • Graded PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
  • UCAM specimen.
  • Liberty depicted in front-facing relief on the obverse.
  • American bald eagles depicted on the reverse.
  • Bears a W mint mark from the West Point Mint.

The 2008 release of Proof American Eagle Gold Coins wasnt just a period of lower demand, it also marked the end of the continuous issue streak for Proof American Eagle Gold Coins. Available in each year dating to 1986, 1987, or 1988, based on the particular weight, none of the four weights were issued in 2009. The high demand for gold bullion versions of the coin resulted in all blanks being redirected to bullion coining in 2009.

Obverse

Lady Liberty is featured in front-facing relief on the obverse of 2008-W Proof American Eagle 1/2 oz Gold Coins. This design was created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It depicts Liberty walking toward the viewer with a torch in one hand and an olive branch in the other.

Reverse

A family of American bald eagles is found on the reverse of 2008-W Proof American Eagle 1/2 oz Gold Coins. In this image, a male eagle flies above the nest as a female shelters a young hatchling in the nest by extending her wing toward it.

History

A total of 22,602 coins were produced in 2008 in the Proof American Eagle 1/2 oz Gold range. This was down from 44,025 coins the year before and marked what was then a low in the series. However, from 2012 to 2015, the Proof American Eagle 1/2 oz Gold Coin had a mintage figure lower than the 2008 coin in each year.

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2008-W Proof American Eagle 1/2 oz Gold Coins in this listing have PR70 grades. Considered perfect coins, these items have full, original mint luster and lack any signs of detracting flaws. The deep-cameo, or DCAM, label indicates the coins have contrasting strong, frosted designs and deeply-mirrored, clear background fields.

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Product Details

Year 2008
Condition Proof 70 DCAM
Grading Service PCGS
Mint Mark W - West Point
Metals Purity .9167
Producer US Mint
Thickness 2.24 mm
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Proof
Denomination $25
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) Augustus SaintGaudens
Designer (Reverse) Miley Busiek
Edge Style Reeded
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 439
Packaging PCGS Plastic Slab
Packaging Dimensions 3.4x2.4x0.4
Metal Content .5 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $99 Ship Free
Provident ID 2572039