Other Denominations, Silver and Four-Coin Set Selling at Fast Pace

Washington – The United States Mint confirmed today that the individual 2003-dated one-ounce American Eagle Gold Proof Coins sold out on July 6, 2003, after only seven weeks since they went on sale. As a result, one-ounce 2003-dated American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are now available only as part of the United States Mint’s American Eagle Gold Proof Four-Coin Set.

By comparison, the 2002-dated one-ounce American Eagle Gold Proof Coins sold out on August 21, 2002, after 11 weeks of being on sale. The 2003-dated half-ounce, quarter-ounce, tenth-ounce American Eagle Gold Proof Coins and the popular four-coin set are also selling above 2002 levels.

Mintages, sales and prices for 2003-dated American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are listed below (as of July 23, 2003):
Gold Proof Production limit Sold Percentage Sale price
1 ounce 8,000 Sold out 100% $630
1/2 ounce 8,000 4,724 59% $315
1/4 ounce 10,000 6,575 66% $165
1/10 ounce 25,000 12,861 51% $85
Four-coin set 21,000 14,861 71% $1,098

The 2003-dated American Eagle Silver Proof Coins are also very popular, with more than 628,000 coins sold since April 2, 2003. With a production limit of only 750,000, these coins are also expected to sell out.

Sales of the 2003 American Eagle Gold Coins will continue while quantities last or until December 31, 2003. The United States Mint reserves the right to limit quantities and may discontinue accepting orders at any time. The 2003 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins are currently scheduled for release in September 2003.

Customers can purchase the remaining 2003 American Eagle Gold or Silver Proof Coins by using the United States Mint’s secure website, www.USMINT.gov, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). A shipping and handling fee of $3.95 per order will be added to all domestic orders.

Contact:
Press inquiries: Michael White (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information: (800) USA MINT (872-6468)