Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Eagles - $50 (1986-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 54,570
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Miley Busiek
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9167
Weight: 33.9300g
AGW: 1
Melt Value: $1296.00 (9/26/2017)
Diameter: 32.7mm
Edge: Reeded
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1989 W EAGLE G$50 PF obverse 1989 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.

For the third year in the row, the mintage of proof $50 gold eagles dropped, in this case to 54,570 coins. Quality once again improved this year to around 43% PF70UC. (6/2016)

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Last Updated: 4/18/2017

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1989 W EAGLE G$50 PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1550 1650 2000

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2622
Low Grade: 65
Average Grade: 69
High Grade: 70


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12/26/2005 NGC PF 70   Ultra Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #68, 73/Lot# 1159 $874.00
6/28/2006 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo Teletrade Auction 2225, 2225/Lot# 1825 $1,456.00
1/30/2011 PCGS PF 69   Ultra Cameo Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2453 $1,495.00
10/20/2011 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions Thursday Modern Coin Auctions Session(1), 241143/Lot# 19306 $2,300.00
5/24/2012 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions Thursday Modern Coin Auctions Session(1), 241222/Lot# 17242 $1,955.00
9/16/2012 NGC PF 70   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131239/Lot# 25087 $2,056.25
5/5/2013 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/05/2013, 73/Lot# 110804 $1,980.00
6/4/2015 NGC PF 70   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 8626 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1989 W EAGLE G$50 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1073118613091440158017311813189219451980203120642070207020772083208321342178218422022478
1110122713521486163017581839190919561997204220662070207220792083210021482180219022940
0000001839190919561997204220662070207220792083210021482180219000
0000001865192719682014205320682070207420812083211721632182219600
1989 W EAGLE G$50 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base95198310161050108411181155119212291267130613461461158217121849199320482106216122332464
96299410271061109511301167120412421280131913841501162517581897201120672124218523100
0000001167120412421280131913841501162517581897201120672124218500
0000001180121712541293133314231542166918031945203020872143220900
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