The United States Mint began sales of the 2002 Proof Gold Eagle across various product options on June 5, 2002. This was a bit later start than seen for the past several years. Pricing and product limits remained unchanged for another year.
The obverse design of the coin features the classic depiction of Liberty by renowned sculptor Augustus Saint Gaudens. The full figure of Liberty is shown striding confidently forward, holding a lit torch and olive branch. The rays of a rising sun and the US Capitol building can be seen behind, with stars encircling the image to represent each state in the union.
Director of the US Mint Henrietta Fore had remarked of the Gold and Silver Eagles, "These two coins feature two of the most popular obverse coin designs in history and recall the golden era of coinage during which these designs were first produced."
Adding some excitement to the American Gold Eagle offerings, during the year a historic auction took place for the 1933 Gold Double Eagle. The specimen had previously been seized by the U.S. government, but in as the result of a settlement, the coin was auctioned for 7.85 million and the proceeds split between the U.S. Treasury and the owner.
The 2002 Proof Gold Eagles were available in individual one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce sizes. These were priced at $570, $285, $150, and $70, respectively. A four coin set incorporating each of the coins was also available at $999. Each individual coin and the set were packaged in velvet lined boxes and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
2002 Proof Gold Eagle Prices, Limits, and Sales
|Product||Initial Price||Product Limit||Mintage Limit||Final Sales|
|4 Coin Set||$999.00||25,000||N/A||19,679|
2002 Proof Gold Eagles For Sale
2002-W $25 1/2 Oz. Gold American Eagle PCGS PR70DCAM
Time Remaining: 9d 7h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $850.00
2002-W $25 (1/2 oz) Proof Gold Eagle NGC PF70 PR 70 Ultra Cameo
Time Remaining: 25d 6h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $1,040.00
2002-W $25 1/2 ozs Proof Gold Eagle PCGS PR69DCAM**L@@K***L@@@K**
Time Remaining: 16d 18h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $800.00
2002-W Gold American Eagle $10 PCGS PR70DCAM Superb Eye Appeal PERFECT
Time Remaining: 7d 15h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $540.00
2002-W 4-COINS ($50 $25 $10 $5) SET GOLD EAGLE PCGS PR70 PROOF PF70 PR-70
Time Remaining: 27d 10h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $6,750.00
2002 W American Gold Eagle $25 Half-Ounce, Saint-Gaudens PCGS PR 70 DCAM
Time Remaining: 13h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $900.00
2002-W $25 AMERICAN GOLD EAGLE PR70 DCAM PCGS
Time Remaining: 10d 8h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $1,175.00
2002-W PCGS PR70 DCAM $10 GOLD American EAGLE 1/4 Ounce gold PF West Point Proof
Time Remaining: 21d 7h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $589.00
2002-W PCGS PR70 DCAM $50 GOLD American EAGLE 1 Ounce gold PF West Point Proof
Time Remaining: 9d 11h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $1,999.00