1986-W $50 1-oz Proof American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70DCAM Blue Label


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Why add this pristine 1986-W American Gold Eagle proof coin to your collection of precious metal treasures?

The U.S. Mint launched the American Gold Eagle series in 1986. In its inaugural year, the bullion variety of the coin was minted in four weights, but the proof version was only minted as a one ounce weight coin.     

  • This is a first year of issue 1986-W American Gold Eagle coin!
  • The coin features a gleaming proof finish.
  • The coin was struck at the West Point Mint.
  • The 32.70 mm diameter coin contains 1 Troy oz. of .9167 fine gold.
  • The perfectly graded, fifty-dollar denomination coin is U.S. legal tender.
  • The coin is part of a 446,290 piece final reported mintage.

Gorgeous Gold Eagle Design

Obverse: Lady Liberty is depicted on the obverse confidently striding forward, holding aloft a flaming torch of enlightenment and an olive branch of peace. Rays of a dawning sun appear in the background above the Capitol Building dome, while fifty stars surround the image. Inscriptions include “LIBERTY,” the Mint mark “W,” and the 1986 date of  issue represented as the Roman numerals “MCMLXXXVI.” The image is borrowed from the iconic 1907 Gold Double Eagle, which was designed by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens in collaboration with President Theodore Roosevelt.

Reverse: The reverse features an eagle in flight carrying an olive branch to his nesting family. Inscribed “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “1 OZ. FINE GOLD” and “50 DOLLARS.” The wildlife image, which typifies the 1986-2021 Gold Eagle Type-1 style, is the work of award-winning American sculptor Miley Busiek.

Flawless Proof 70

The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) was chosen to determine the condition of this 1986-W American Gold Eagle proof coin. Featuring a perfectly sharp strike, impeccable surfaces, and an exceptional degree of visual contrast between its frosted design elements and mirrored fields, the coin was awarded the perfect grade of Proof 70 Deep Cameo (DCAM). The 1 oz. gold proof coin is securely encased in a sonically sealed protective holder with a traditional blue-style PCGS certification label.   

This perfectly struck first year of issue 1986-W American Gold Eagle 1 oz. proof coin will be a fabulous addition to your collection! 

Additional information



Issuing Country

United States

Country of Manufacture

United States







Metal Content

1 oz






The United States Mint

Metal Purity


Metal Type



American Eagle

Strike Type


Precious Metal Form


Obverse Designer

Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Reverse Designer

Miley Busiek