2016-W $50 American Gold Eagle

2016-W $50 American Gold Eagle

The 2016-W $50 American Gold Eagle had a total mintage of just over 24,000 coins struck at the West Point Mint. This Proof coin is a valuable one to find and marks the 30th anniversary of the American Gold Eagle series. It’s possible to find a Deep Cameo condition Proof 70 coin for a small premium, and is worth the effort to find with a solid strike and attractive surfaces. 


History of the 2016-W $50 American Gold Eagle

The 2016-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle has an average-sized mintage for the Proof West Point coins. This one holds a unique piece of history marking the 30th year these coins were in production. 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, and features a male American Bald Eagle clutching an olive branch, flying over a nest with a female eagle and her eaglet. Augustus Saint Gaudens designed the obverse of the American Gold Eagle. It features 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. 


2016-W $50 American Gold Eagle Value

The 2016-W $50 American Gold Eagle value reaches upwards of $2,800 for the highest grades of the coin. This special coin commands a slightly higher premium in perfect Proof 70 compared to some of the others in the series. The 2016-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle would make a great addition to any Gold Eagle series collection. 


Type of coin: $50 Coin

Year: 2016-W $50 American Gold Eagle

American Gold Eagle Mint Mark: West Point Mint

Total mintage: 24,352

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