2017-W $50 American Gold Eagle

2017-W $50 American Gold Eagle

The 2017-W $50 American Gold Eagle had a tiny mintage of just 9,245 coins struck at the West Point Mint. This Proof coin was a smaller than average mintage for these type of coin, and will command a slightly higher premium than the other Proof coins in the series. The 2017-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle is possible to find in higher Proof grades including a Deep Cameo perfect Proof 70. 


History of the 2017-W $50 American Gold Eagle

The 2017-W $50 American Gold Eagle is worth the effort to seek out and find well struck with great overall eye appeal. 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. A small image of the Capitol building can be seen in the background. The reverse of the coin was designed by sculptor, Miley Busiek. It features an American Bald Eagle clutching an olive branch, flying toward a nest with a female eagle and her baby. The American Gold Eagle is the official gold bullion coin of the United States.


2017-W $50 American Gold Eagle Value

The 2017-W $50 American Gold Eagle value reaches upwards of around $2,800 for the highest grades of the coin graded and sold. It’s possible to build a more affordable Gold Eagle collection by seeking out collectors who offer value without sacrificing quality. 


Type of coin: $50 Coin

Year: 2017-W $50 American Gold Eagle

American Gold Eagle Mint Mark: West Point Mint

Total mintage: 9,245

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