Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Eagles - $50 (1986-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 446,290
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Miley Busiek
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9167
Weight: 33.9300g
AGW: 1
Melt Value: $1297.90 (9/25/2017)
Diameter: 32.7mm
Edge: Reeded
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1986 W EAGLE G$50 PF obverse 1986 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.

In 1986, mint state gold eagles were struck in all four sizes, but only $50 gold eagles were struck in proof. They proved extremely popular, as evidenced by the mintage of 446,290 coins. This total is three times as much as any other date. Quality was decent for the mid 1980's, with 13% earning the grade of PF70UC at NGC. (6/2016)

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Last Updated: 4/18/2017

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1986 W EAGLE G$50 PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1550 1650 2000

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 12275
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 69
High Grade: 70


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/15/2003 PCGS PF 68   Ultra Cameo Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1378 $518.00
6/8/2005 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo Teletrade Auction 2050, 2050/Lot# 2193 $2,530.00
8/27/2007 NGC PF 70   Ultra Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday Sale - Internet Auction # 172, 178/Lot# 1016 $1,115.50
3/9/2008 PCGS PF 69   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68033, 68033/Lot# 63720 $1,035.00
1/29/2012 NGC PF 70   Ultra Cameo Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 4999 $2,070.00
12/9/2012 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/09/2012, 52/Lot# 89290 $2,420.00
4/21/2013 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 110798 $2,035.00
6/16/2014 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20975 $2,261.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1986 W EAGLE G$50 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1085120013221454159617481831191019631998204920832090209020962103210321532178218422022425
1123124013661501164617751857192719742015206020852090209220982103211921612180219022760
0000001857192719742015206020852090209220982103211921612180219000
0000001883194519862032207120872090209421002103213621692182219600
1986 W EAGLE G$50 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base95198310161050108411181155119212291267130613461461158217121849199320482106216122332464
96299410271061109511301167120412421280131913841501162517581897201120672124218523100
0000001167120412421280131913841501162517581897201120672124218500
0000001180121712541293133314231542166918031945203020872143220900
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