2002-W $50 American Gold Eagle

2002-W $50 American Gold Eagle

The 2002-W $50 American Gold Eagle had a small mintage of just over 27,000 coins struck at the West Point Mint. This Proof coin featured the ‘W’ mint mark on the obverse of the coin next to Lady Liberty’s dress. It’s possible to find this coin in most Proof grades with some careful searching. 


History of the 2002-W $50 American Gold Eagle

The 2002-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle is a beautiful coin that is well worth the effort to find with a sharp strike and attractive surfaces. This is a heavier coin that can sometimes cause scratches and blemishes to the surface. 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. Lady Liberty carries 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, and features a male American Bald Eagle clutching an olive branch, flying over a nest with a female and baby eagle inside it.


2002-W $50 American Gold Eagle Value

The 2002-W $50 American Gold Eagle value reaches upwards of $3,400 for some of the highest documented grades sold. This coin can be found at lower prices depending on the quality of the coin and the seller. The 2002-W American Gold Eagle 1 oz coin would make a valuable addition to any American Gold Eagle series collection. 


Type of coin: $50 Coin

Year: 2002-W $50 American Gold Eagle

American Gold Eagle Mint Mark: West Point

Total mintage: 27,499

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