Proof Gold coins are limited edition bullion coins which undergo a specialized minting process to ensure the highest quality of every coin. After final polishing, each coin is placed inside a protective plastic container in a blue velvet presentation case. All coins come with a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing content, weight, and purity by the U.S. Mint. American Eagle Proof Gold coins are government approved for ownership in Precious Metals IRA’s.
Denominations include one ounce, half ounce, quarter ounce, and tenth ounce coins. The four-piece set includes one of each size, for a total of 1.85 ounces. There is also a two-piece set which includes a one ounce and a half ounce coin. The various denominations also come packaged individually.
Proof gold coins have been minted in limited quantities of approximately 300,000 coins per year since 1986. In 2008, however, as demand for gold bullion reached at all time high, gold blanks were needed to meet bullion demand and could not be spared for proof gold production. In 2008, only 150,000 proof coins were struck and in 2009, production of Proof Gold Eagles was cancelled.
Today, American Eagle Proof Gold coins are widely considered to be the best investment for Precious Metals IRA’s.