Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Eagles (1986-Date)
Mint: West Point
Mintage: 30,237
Catalog: KM-219
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Miley Busiek
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9167
Weight: 33.93g
AGW: 1
Melt Value: $1319.60 (7/27/2016)
Diameter: 32.7mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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2008 W EAGLE G$50 PF obverse 2008 W EAGLE G$50 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

First struck in 1986, Gold Eagles are one of the world's most popular ways to buy gold. The coins are available in 1/10oz, 1/4oz, 1/2oz, and 1oz sizes, with face values of $5, $10, $25, and $50, respectively.

Proof $50 gold eagle sales dropped by 40% from 2007 to 2008 as investors flocked to cheaper bullion options. Only 30,237 coins were sold this year. Quality did improve from 2007's low numbers however, with some 66% earning the grade of PF70UC at NGC. (6/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/22/2016

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2008 W EAGLE G$50 PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1600 1750 2350

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1297
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 69
High Grade: 70


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8/14/2016 PF 70  Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(6), 1238/Lot# 8893


Auction Prices Realized

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1/31/2010 NGC PF 70   Ultra Cameo Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 1882 $1,331.00
11/15/2011 NGC PF 70   Ultra Cameo Teletrade Auction 3173, 3173/Lot# 1480 $1,879.00
9/30/2012 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/30/2012, 42/Lot# 67019 $1,954.70
1/17/2013 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions Thursday Modern Coin Auctions Session(1), 241304/Lot# 19134 $1,997.50
12/5/2013 NGC PF 70   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(6), 1192/Lot# 9981 $1,762.50
2/9/2014 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 163550 $1,870.00
1/29/2015 NGC PF 70   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1217/Lot# 8054 $1,650.88
7/21/2015 NGC PF 70   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 33003 $1,703.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 2008 W EAGLE G$50 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1186130914401580173118921980206421212158221222472254225422612268226823222368237523942648
1227135214861630178419212008208321332176222322492254225622632268228623372370238124780
0000002008208321332176222322492254225622632268228623372370238100
0000002036210221452194223522512254225822652268230423522372238700
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Grade: PF 70 UC
Points: 2648
Owner: *Boats Pless
 
Grade: PF 70 UC EARLY RELEASES
Points: 2648
Owner: Abby Rose
 
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