Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Eagles - $50 (1986-Date)
Mint: West Point
Mintage: 25,886
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Miley Busiek
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9167
Weight: 33.9300g
AGW: 1
Melt Value: $1292.70 (9/21/2017)
Diameter: 32.7mm
Edge: Reeded
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1998 W EAGLE G$50 PF obverse 1998 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 1998, mintages were lower than the prior year for the fourth straight time. The mintage dropped by over 20% from 1997 to 1998 to 25,886 coins. Quality dropped slightly this year as well to about 28% PF70UC. (6/2016)

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Last Updated: 4/18/2017

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1998 W EAGLE G$50 PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1625 1750 2950

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1843
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 69
High Grade: 70


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4/1/2007 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo Teletrade Auction 2347, 2347/Lot# 3109 $10,752.00
7/9/2007 NGC PF 70   Ultra Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 157, 162/Lot# 2943 $1,150.00
1/29/2012 NGC PF 70   Ultra Cameo Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2199 $2,645.00
2/19/2012 NGC PF 70   Ultra Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/19/2012, 8/Lot# 37950 $2,420.00
7/11/2013 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1187/Lot# 4522 $2,820.00
9/25/2013 NGC PF 70   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(8), 1189/Lot# 10051 $2,382.90
5/19/2014 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers iAuction 3482, 6031/Lot# 20641 $3,231.25
6/16/2014 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20977 $3,113.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1998 W EAGLE G$50 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1073118613091440158017311813189219451980203120642070207020772083208321342178218422082707
1110122713521486163017581839190919561997204220662070207220792083210021482180219223740
0000001839190919561997204220662070207220792083210021482180219200
0000001865192719682014205320682070207420812083211721632182220000
1998 W EAGLE G$50 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base994102710621095113111671204124212801320136114021521164617791919206821242172221523022985
1005103910731107114311791217125512931334137514421563169018261969208721402186224425300
0000001217125512931334137514421563169018261969208721402186224400
0000001229126713071347138814811604173518722018210521562201227300
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