1994-W $50 American Gold Eagle

1994-W $50 American Gold Eagle

The 1994-W $50 American Gold Eagle had a total mintage of just over 46,000 coins. This Proof coin issue was struck at the West Point Mint and features the ‘W’ mint mark on the obverse of the coin. It’s possible to find this coin in some of the highest Proof grades with some careful searching, and it can also provide value and beauty in its lower and mid-range grades. 


History of the 1994-W $50 American Gold Eagle

The 1994-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle is a beautiful and somewhat affordable coin that can be found in many Proof grades. Look for a coin with a sharp strike and clean surfaces. The American Gold Eagle is the official gold bullion coin of the United States. The obverse of the American Gold Eagle was designed by Augustus Saint Gaudens, featuring a rendition of the full-length Lady Liberty with her hair and long dress flowing. She carries a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. A small image of the Capitol building can be found in the background. The reverse of the coin was designed by sculptor, Miley Busiek. It features a male American Bald Eagle clutching an olive branch, flying over a nest with a female eagle and her eaglet.


1994-W $50 American Gold Eagle Value

The 1994-W $50 American Gold Eagle value reaches upwards of $3,400 for the highest grades of the coin available on the market. It’s possible to build a more affordable American Gold Eagle coin collection by seeking out lower grades and finding ones that are less sought after yet equally scarce and beautiful. The 1994-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle would make a great addition to any Gold Eagle series collection. 


Type of coin: $50 Coin

Year: 1994-W $50 American Gold Eagle

American Gold Eagle Mint Mark: West Point

Total mintage: 46,674

Metal content: 91.67% Gold, 3% Silver, 5.33% Copper

Face value: Fifty Dollars

Weight: 33.93 grams

Edge: Reeded

Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens/Miley Busiek

Diameter: 32.70 millimeters