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November 22 2022, NGC announced one of their most exciting signature agreements ever, by signing Miley Busiek, the designer of the reverse of the Gold Eagle Type 1 that was in production for 35 years from 1986-2021. Miley Busiek made a significant impact on United States coinage when her design was chosen for the Gold Eagle series launched in 1986. Now producing art as Miley Frost, her timeless design of the Family of Eagles was inspired by Ronald Reagan’s 1980 acceptance speech where he called for Americans coming together for a New Beginning. The Family of Eagles design was a departure from the traditional single Bald Eagle that until this point had always been a feature in American coinage. This design was birthed from a sculpture Miley created which was selected as the official commemorative for Reagan’s first inaugural. When Miley learned the U.S. Congress was pushing to get a new bill passed to create an American gold bullion program, she offered her design to Treasury officials for use on the new series. She quickly gained bipartisan support and the design was officially chosen for the new Gold Eagle bullion program, which was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on December 17, 1985.
Coin Advisor has the exclusive rights to the brand new Miley Frost (Busiek) signature label in our Mint Designer Series. These labels will only be signed for Miley’s type 1 gold eagle coins struck for 35 years. This program is packed with low mintage coins, extremely rare issues covering mint state, proof and burnished gold eagles. Being this is a gold series and not silver, we expect this program to be far rarer than the slabs signed by John Mercanti, which you know is the #1 pedigree option in the Silver American Eagle program.
One distinct feature of this coin is the roman numeral date, MCMLXXXVI. From 1986 until 1991, the U.S. Mint used roman numeral dates on their gold eagles, similar to the $20 Saint Gaudens double eagles.