1986-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin (Box + CoA)

As low as:
Payment Method Qty 1+
Cash $2,883.83
Cashier's Check $2,883.83
Check $2,883.83
Wire $2,883.83
Credit Card $2,991.97
Paypal $2,991.97
As low as $539.99 per oz above spot
Stout Gold and Silver buy price $2,393.64

The American Gold Eagle is one of the worlds most coveted gold coins for sale. Debuting in 1986, the coins in this series have been available each year since that date in the BU range. The Proof Gold Eagle made a unique debut in 1986 and is the most highly regarded coin in the proof series as it represents the first date mark in the long-running collection.

Coin Highlights:

  • Arrives inside a US Mint display box with an included Certificate of Authenticity!
  • 1st year of issue in the Proof American Gold Eagle Series!
  • Total mintage of 446,290 coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
  • Lady Liberty features on the obverse.
  • A family of bald eagles is depicted on the reverse.
  • W mint mark from the West Point Mint.

Each of the 1986-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins listed here comes with the original packaging from the United States Mint. Proof Gold Eagles are packaged individually inside display boxes from the US Mint and come with a Certificate of Authenticity. As proof coins, you will notice frosted designs over mirror-like background fields.

The 1986-W Proof American Gold Eagle was unique between the two versions offered in 1986 when the series launched. The Brilliant Uncirculated coins were available that year with 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz weights. Only these 1 oz gold coins were offered in the 1986 Proof Gold Eagle release. Furthermore, this coin had the highest mintage in the history of the series at 446,290 coins. The next highest mintage in this weight, and in the proof series overall, is the 1987 1 oz Proof Gold Eagle. That coin had a mintage of nearly 300,000 fewer coins.

Lady Liberty features on the obverse of 1986-W Proof Gold Eagle Coins. This historic design was originally created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and featured on the $20 Gold Double Eagle Coin from the US Mint until 1933. It depicts Liberty in front-facing relief as she walks toward the viewer holding aloft a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left.

A family of bald eagles is found in the reverse design of the 1986-W 1 oz Proof Gold Eagle. This design was exclusive to the Gold Eagle Series and was created in 1986 by Miley Busiek. It shows a female eagle in the nest with a hatchling as a male eagle soars overhead with a branch in its talons.


‘’I would highly recommend making online purchases from Stout Gold & Silver. I was a little hesitant at first because it was going to be my first time purchasing from them so I gave them a call and they took extra time to walk me through the process. Turns out there was not much to it, I placed the order for check payment, mailed off my check and they sent me an update when my order was being shipped out. All the pieces of silver came exactly as described and were undamaged, they did a very good job packaging the pieces. All and all, I am very satisfied and look forward to placing my next order with them. I hope this is helpful comment for anyone interested in doing business with them.’’

Steven Holzworth
Verified Customer

‘’ Started buying silver coins a few years ago, great service, honest prices. I always deal with a guy named Brett, he is pretty funny, super helpful, and very nice. 10/10 would buy again from them. ’’

Adam Schaer
Verified Customer

‘’Best Gold and Silver dealer bar none! And the safe storage is both affordable and very secure. This business also has the advantage of being owned run by Tom Stout, who i would trust with just about anything. Admittedly I'm friends with Tom as well as a customer but he really is a man of his word, if he says it, that's the way it's going to happen.’’

Ronald Cox
Verified Customer

‘’Ordered a 1986 Proor Libertad and was very pleased with my purchase! Great price and super fast shipping with no hassle. It even came with the original box and I thought it was just the coin. I work at a coin shop and it’s great to do business with other great coin shops. I highly recommend this shop! Thanks for the amazing coin!’’

Chase Aldredge
Verified Customer

‘’Stout is very dependable and willing to make sure you get what you want! Thanks for the great service!’’

ChrisNée Cooper Herrera
Verified Customer
PCGS logo
NGC Logo
ANA Logo
BBB logo
ICTA logo

Family owned and operated in the Texas Panhandle since 1986.

Your Cart

Continue to Checkout