2022-W $50 Uncirculated American Gold Eagle Released

Today at noon EDT, the United States Mint will release their 1-ounce, 22-karat 2022-W $50 Uncirculated American Gold Eagle.

US Mint product images for their 2022-W $50 Uncirculated American Gold Eagle. Each coin is encapsulated and placed in a black presentation case with the United States Mint seal on the lid. An outer sleeve is also included with a gold foil image of Liberty. The coin also includes a US Mint certificate of authenticity.

Struck at the US Mint’s facility in West Point, New York, and limited to a mintage of 9,000 pieces, the uncirculated coin may be poised for a relatively quick sell out as that happened with the prior two issues.

Bullion and proof versions of American Gold Eagles debuted as annual issues in 1986. The uncirculated edition joined them in 2006. All depicted the same basic imagery until 2021 when the US Mint updated the obverse (heads side) and replaced the reverse (tails side) .

Uncirculated Gold Eagle Designs

Obverses bear one of the most popular designs to have ever graced American coinage — Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ full-length figure of Liberty. This likeness was first seen on 1907-1933 $20 gold coins.

It reappeared in 1986 on American Gold Eagles and remained basically unchanged until 2021 when legacy design elements, like the Capitol Building, stars, torch, and sun rays, were restored using the original bronze cast. Obverse inscriptions include “LIBERTY” and “2022.”

2022-W $50 Uncirculated American Gold Eagle - Obverse and Reverse2022-W $50 Uncirculated American Gold Eagle – Obverse and Reverse

As for the series’ original reverse design, it was completely replaced last year. Gone is Miley Busiek’s family of eagles design. The new image, instead, depicts the head of an Eagle as created by Jennie Norris and sculpted by Renata Gordon.

Reverse inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “50 DOLLARS,” and “1 OZ. FINE GOLD.”

Anti-counterfeit measures were also added in 2021, including a reeded edge variation, which is also on this year’s coin.


Denomination: $50
Composition: 91.67% Gold, 3.0% Silver, Balance Copper
Weight: 1.0909 troy oz. (33,931 grams)
diameter: 1.287 inches (32.70mm)
Thickness 0.113 inches (2.87mm)
edge: reeded
Mint mark: West Point—W

Ordering, household limits and pricing

The 2022-W $50 Uncirculated American Gold Eagle may be ordered directly from the US Mint’s gold coins page located here.

Orders are limited to one coin per household during the first 24-hour sales period.

Pricing is $2,670.00. That is subject to change weekly based on a matrix the US Mint uses that ties its gold coin prices to market conditions.

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