Certified Burnished American $50 Gold Eagle 2013-W MS70 PCGS First Strike

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    The Certified Burnished American $50 Gold Eagle 2013-W MS70 PCGS First Strike represents a pinnacle of modern numismatic achievement, combining meticulous minting processes with a stunning design. This coin, struck at the West Point Mint and bearing the 'W' mint mark, is part of the highly esteemed American Gold Eagle series which was first introduced by the United States Mint in 1986. The series has become one of the mainstays of American numismatics, widely celebrated for both its investment value and its aesthetic appeal.

    The design of the American Gold Eagle is steeped in American heritage, featuring a version of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' full-length figure of Lady Liberty with flowing hair, holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. This iconic image is borrowed from the $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin, which is often considered one of the most beautiful U.S. coins ever minted. The reverse, designed by sculptor Miley Busiek in 1986, showcases a male eagle carrying an olive branch, flying towards his nest where a female eagle and her hatchlings await, symbolizing family tradition and unity.

    The term 'burnished' refers to a special coining process used by the Mint, which involves the use of specially treated blanks that give the finished coin a distinctive matte-like finish. This process enhances the visual depth and detail of the design, making the burnished version of the Gold Eagle a sought-after collectible. The 'MS70' grade from PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) denotes that the coin is in perfect condition, showing no post-production imperfections at 5x magnification, which places it at the pinnacle of collectible coins.

    The packaging of this coin is designed to match its premium status. The 2013-W Burnished American Gold Eagle is encapsulated in a PCGS secure holder, which not only protects the coin from environmental factors but also provides a tamper-proof seal that ensures its condition and authenticity. This secure encapsulation is critical for preserving the coin’s pristine condition and MS70 grade. The First Strike designation further adds to its collectibility, indicating that the coin was among the first struck by the mint during the production period, usually within the first 30 days of issue.

    The mintage of burnished American Gold Eagles, such as the 2013-W edition, is typically lower than that of their bullion counterparts, making them rarer and more desirable among collectors and investors. These coins are specifically targeted at numismatists who appreciate the blend of investment value with exceptional numismatic quality. The limited production run, combined with the high demand for Gold Eagles, often results in a premium over the spot price of gold, reflecting both the coin’s metal value and its numismatic worth.

    In summary, the Certified Burnished American $50 Gold Eagle 2013-W MS70 PCGS First Strike is a remarkable piece of American numismatic art. Its impeccable condition, historic design, and special minting attributes make it a standout addition to any collection. It embodies the luxurious aspect of collecting precious metals, offering both tangible and historical value that is appreciated by collectors around the world. This coin is not just a financial investment but also a piece of American heritage that continues to be cherished across generations.

  • Details:
    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 2013
    • Diameter: N/A
    • Mint Mark: W
    • Thickness: N/A
    • Grade: N/A

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