2004-W $50 American Gold Eagle

2004-W $50 American Gold Eagle

The 2004-W $50 American Gold Eagle had a small mintage that was average for the Proof coins struck at the West Point Mint. With just over 28,000 coins struck at West Point, this coin is relatively accessible and affordable for collectors. This Proof coin features the ‘W’ mint mark on the obverse of the coin and is possible to find in Deep Cameo in a perfect Proof 70 grade. 


History of the 2004-W $50 American Gold Eagle

When possible, cherrypicking is advised with the 2004-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle coin to ensure a sharp strike and minimal surface scratches and abrasions. The American Gold Eagle is the official gold bullion coin of the United States. 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. The obverse of the American Gold Eagle was designed by Augustus Saint Gaudens, and depicts the full-length Lady Liberty with her hair and long dress flowing. She holds 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. 


2004-W $50 American Gold Eagle Value

The 2004-W $50 American Gold Eagle value reaches upwards of just under $3,000 for perfect Mint State 70 grades that have sold in the past. This coin can be found at more affordable prices in lower to mid-range Proof condition. The 2004-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: 2004-W $50 American Gold Eagle

American Gold Eagle Mint Mark: West Point

Total mintage: 28,215

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