2019 Gold American Eagle Proof or Bullion?
March 5, 2019 883 view(s)
When choosing between the bullion and proof versions of the Gold American Eagle it is important to consider the production process for bullion and proof coins addition to pricing and market variation differences. Proof coin production is a highly specialized process, and as a result, is labor intensive and requires a high degree of precision and oversight. Un-struck polished coin blanks are fed by hand into a coin press, where the blank will undergo several rounds of striking. The highly sharp and detailed images seen on Proof coins, particularly those earning the highest quality scores, are a result of these multiple rounds of strikings each coin undergoes. The more in-depth proof production process also results in coins that have the characteristically high-sheen background and overall pristine appearances.