2011-W $50 American Gold Eagle

2011-W $50 American Gold Eagle

The 2011-W $50 American Gold Eagle had a total mintage of just over 48,000 coins struck at the West Point Mint. This Proof coin features the ‘W’ mint mark on the obverse of the coin and is one of three issues in this year. The 2011-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle can be found in a perfect Proof 70 Deep Cameo. 


History of the 2011-W $50 American Gold Eagle

While the 2011-W $50 American Gold Eagle has an average-sized mintage for this West Point Proof coin, it’s possible to find in most Proof grades including a perfect Proof 70. Augustus Saint Gaudens designed the obverse of the American Gold Eagle. It features a rendition of the full-length Lady Liberty. She 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. It features a male American Bald Eagle clutching an olive branch, flying over a nest with a female eagle and her eaglet. The American Gold Eagle is the official gold bullion coin of the United States.


2011-W $50 American Gold Eagle Value

The 2011-W $50 American Gold Eagle value reaches upwards of $2,000 for a perfect condition coin. This is a fairly affordable coin considering the value that it offers to a collector. The 2011-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle would make an excellent addition to any Gold Eagle series collection. 


Type of coin: $50 Coin

Year: 2011-W $50 American Gold Eagle

American Gold Eagle Mint Mark: West Point Mint

Total mintage: 48,306

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