Quarter Ounce Proof Gold Eagles

Quarter Ounce Proof Gold Eagles

Since the passage of the Gold Bullion Act of 1985, the American Gold Eagle Bullion coins have been diligently produced each year. Ronald Reagan signed the bill into action, forever changing the US precious metals industry. The first American Eagle was released in 1986 and was offered in sizes of 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz.

The Proof American Gold Eagles were minted, in just 1 oz increments, in 1986. By 1988, the Proof American Gold Eagle Coin became available in four sizes: 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz. Unlike the brilliant uncirculated coins, that are only packaged in tubes of 10, the Proof American Gold Eagle's packaging is more aesthetically pleasing. The coin itself is encased in an appropriately fitted capsule then placed into a velvet presentation box with its Certificate of Authenticity. The presentation box is then protected by an official US Mint cardboard box.

Production of the Proof American Gold Eagle

Because the Proof American Gold Eagles are not minted, at the same rate as the brilliant uncirculated coins, their value is higher and is the ideal investment not just for collectors, but investors as well. The proof finish is described as mirror-like and although it contains the same alloy as the brilliant uncirculated version, making it a more durable coin, the proof finish is more sensitive to contact, resulting in an easily scratched coin. Numismatists prefer keeping their Proof Gold Eagles in their original packaging for protection.

To make the Proof American Gold Eagle coin, the process is extremely meticulous. The process begins with a blank put through a spinning drum. When that blank comes out, on the other end, a specialist handles the coin with white gloves to ensure maximum care. The coin is then placed, by hand, into the coin press, where a high pressure strike is released. For BU coins, the dies that strike the coin only come down once but for Proof coins, it happens a few times. This results in a crisper, dimensional image on the coin.

Highest Mintages

Since the Proof American Gold Eagles are produced at a slower pace, than the BU coins, they also have much lower mintages than their bullion counterparts. Below are the highest minted Proof 1/4 oz American Gold Eagles and their mintages for reference.

  • 1988-98,028
  • 1990-62,674
  • 1991-50,839

Investing in American Gold Eagles

The American Gold Eagle Coins offer investors and collectors a seamless asset to their longterm investment goals. Recognized by most retirement and IRA accounts, the American Gold Eagle transcends its face value, while maintaining high intrinsic and numismatic value. The fractional American Gold Eagles come in sizes: 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz. These smaller sizes represent a great entry level coin for nearly anyone. The American Gold Eagle program is the official bullion coin of the US and its popularity is not surprising.

Read Less ▲

Page: 1 2
26 Items
  • The Proof American Gold Eagles are an investment upgrade from their BU counterparts. They began their journey as a series the same time the BU American Gold Eagles did but they offer much more ... (more)

    Inventory: Available
    Product ID: 10498

    As low as: $394.22
    Qty Wire/Check Bitcoin CC/PayPal
    Any $394.22 $398.16 $409.99
  • Inventory: Available
    Product ID: 34986

    As low as: $525.00
    Qty Wire/Check Bitcoin CC/PayPal
    Any $525.00 $530.25 $546.00
  • The 1988 Proof American Gold Eagle Quarter Ounce has maintained its glossy proof finish for over 20 years and comes in its original government packaging. When investing in precious metals, it is ... (more)

    Inventory: Available
    Product ID: 11868

    As low as: $401.52
    Qty Wire/Check Bitcoin CC/PayPal
    Any $401.52 $405.54 $417.58
  • The 1989 Proof American Gold Eagle Quarter Ounce is a part of the only US coin series that offers fractionalized coins. The 1989 Proof American Gold Eagle Quarter Ounce is as perfect as the day it ... (more)

    Inventory: Available
    Product ID: 11869

    As low as: $401.52
    Qty Wire/Check Bitcoin CC/PayPal
    Any $401.52 $405.54 $417.58
  • There is so much to admire about the Proof American Gold Eagle: an immaculate, mirrored finish and dependable gold purity are just the beginning. Each year, investors anxiously anticipate the ... (more)

    Inventory: Available
    Product ID: 11870

    As low as: $401.52
    Qty Wire/Check Bitcoin CC/PayPal
    Any $401.52 $405.54 $417.58
  • The American Gold Eagle is the heaviest gold coin in the US and rivals popular gold coins all over the world! In 1986, the United States began striking gold and silver bullion coins to compete ... (more)

    Inventory: Available
    Product ID: 11871

    As low as: $401.52
    Qty Wire/Check Bitcoin CC/PayPal
    Any $401.52 $405.54 $417.58
  • Fractionalized coins are a convenient way to invest in precious metals. The American Gold Eagles became the first and so far, only, coin series that offers fractionalized coins in the US i.e. 1 ... (more)

    Inventory: Available
    Product ID: 11872

    As low as: $401.52
    Qty Wire/Check Bitcoin CC/PayPal
    Any $401.52 $405.54 $417.58
  • The 1993 Proof American Gold Eagle Quarter Ounce comes in its original mint packaging, including its Certificate of Authenticity. There are many options out there, for those interested in ... (more)

    Inventory: Available
    Product ID: 11873

    As low as: $401.52
    Qty Wire/Check Bitcoin CC/PayPal
    Any $401.52 $405.54 $417.58
  • The 1995 Proof American Gold Eagle Quarter Ounce contains the spotless glossy finish, that Proof coins are known for, and is protected in it original mint packaging with its Certificate of ... (more)

    Inventory: Available
    Product ID: 11875

    As low as: $401.52
    Qty Wire/Check Bitcoin CC/PayPal
    Any $401.52 $405.54 $417.58
  • The Proof American Gold Eagle series has been stealing the hearts of eager investors since 1986. Some of the traits, investors love about the eagles, are their immaculate finishes and clear die ... (more)

    Inventory: Out of Stock
    Product ID: 11876

    As low as: $401.52
    Notify Me!
  • There are many options out there, for those interested in investing in gold. But not all of the options are the most popular gold coin in the US. The American Gold Eagle is the most recognized ... (more)

    Inventory: Available
    Product ID: 11877

    As low as: $401.52
    Qty Wire/Check Bitcoin CC/PayPal
    Any $401.52 $405.54 $417.58
  • The 1998 Proof American Gold Eagle Quarter Ounce comes in its original government packaging with the Certificate of Authenticity. When an investor is looking for pristine, perfected gold coins, ... (more)

    Inventory: Available
    Product ID: 11878

    As low as: $401.52
    Qty Wire/Check Bitcoin CC/PayPal
    Any $401.52 $405.54 $417.58
  • The 1999 Proof American Gold Eagle Quarter Ounce comes encapsulated in an airtight capsule and protected in a velvet display box. The Certificate of Authenticity is also included. When an ... (more)

    Inventory: Available
    Product ID: 11879

    As low as: $401.52
    Qty Wire/Check Bitcoin CC/PayPal
    Any $401.52 $405.54 $417.58
  • When investing in precious metals, it is always wise to keep a diverse collection. Maintaining fractionalized pieces in your collection is a great way to expand your investment. The American Gold ... (more)

    Inventory: Available
    Product ID: 11880

    As low as: $401.52
    Qty Wire/Check Bitcoin CC/PayPal
    Any $401.52 $405.54 $417.58
  • There is so much to admire about the American Gold Eagle: an immaculate finish and dependable gold purity are just the beginning. Each year, investors anxiously anticipate the release of the ... (more)

    Inventory: Out of Stock
    Product ID: 6684

    As low as: $401.52
    Notify Me!
  • The American Gold Eagle is highly collectible and instantly increases the numismatic value of your gold collection. Ensuring the validity of your investment, American Gold Eagle's authenticity and ... (more)

    Inventory: Available
    Product ID: 11881

    As low as: $401.52
    Qty Wire/Check Bitcoin CC/PayPal
    Any $401.52 $405.54 $417.58
  • Maintaining fractionalized pieces in your collection is a great way to expand your investment. The American Gold Eagles became the first and so far, only, coin series that offers fractionalized ... (more)

    Inventory: Out of Stock
    Product ID: 11882

    As low as: $401.52
    Notify Me!
  • Due to a copper alloy, that is added to the Proof American Gold Eagles, to make them harder, their weight is a little more than other coins. The Proof American Gold Eagle Coin is the official ... (more)

    Inventory: Available
    Product ID: 11883

    As low as: $401.52
    Qty Wire/Check Bitcoin CC/PayPal
    Any $401.52 $405.54 $417.58
  • The American Gold Eagle is highly collectible and instantly increases the numismatic value of your gold collection. Ensuring the validity of your investment, American Gold Eagle's authenticity and ... (more)

    Inventory: Out of Stock
    Product ID: 6683

    As low as: $401.52
    Notify Me!
  • The 2006 Proof American Gold Eagle Quarter Ounce is available in its original mint packaging, including the velvet display box and Certificate of Authenticity. The 2006 Proof American Gold Eagle ... (more)

    Inventory: Out of Stock
    Product ID: 11884

    As low as: $401.52
    Notify Me!
Page: 1 2
26 Items