2002 $50 American Gold Eagle

2002 $50 American Gold Eagle

The 2002 1 oz American Gold Eagle had a total mintage of just over 222,000 coins struck at the Philadelphia Mint. This was definitely a much smaller mintage than the uncirculated coins that reached over 1 million, but it is still possible to find in Mint State condition, all the way up to a perfect 70 grade, with some careful searching. 


History of the 2002 $50 American Gold Eagle

The 2002 $50 American Gold Eagle is a beautiful coin that is worth the effort to cherrypick and find with a sharp strike and attractive 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, a rendition of the full-length Lady Liberty with her hair flowing and a long dress. She holds a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. There is a small image of the Capitol building 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.


2002 $50 American Gold Eagle Value

The 2002 $50 American Gold Eagle value reaches upwards of $4,000 for some of the highest grades of the coin available. It’s possible to build a more affordable Gold Eagle 1 oz series collection by seeking out coins that are in lower to mid-range Mint State condition and look for them from sellers offering them with built in value. The 2002 American Gold Eagle 1 oz coin would make a great addition to any Gold Eagle series collection. 


Type of coin: $50 Coin

Year: 2002 $50 American Gold Eagle

American Gold Eagle Mint Mark: Philadelphia

Total mintage: 222,029

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