WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will offer customers one of its most popular products-the 2008 American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coins-beginning at noon (ET) on April 1st.

Offered for the first time in 2006, the American Eagle Uncirculated Coins are collectible versions of the popular American Eagle bullion coins.  These coins-struck on specially burnished blanks-bear a finish similar to their bullion counterparts.  What distinguishes these coins from their bullion counterparts, however, is the “W” mintmark indicating their production at the United States Mint at West Point.

The American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coins bear the same magnificent designs as their proof counterparts.  The obverse features Augustus Saint Gaudens’ full-length figure of Liberty.  Featured on the reverse is the image by Miley Busiek of a male eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her eaglets.  Each coin, encapsulated in plastic and mounted in a presentation case, is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

The American Eagle Uncirculated Coins are priced at the relative mid-point between the American Eagle Proof Coins and the American Eagle Bullion Coins.  Pricing of the 2008 American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coins is as follows:

* One-Tenth Ounce Coin       $   124.95
* One-Quarter Ounce Coin    $   295.95
* One-Half Ounce Coin          $   565.95
* One Ounce Coin                 $1,119.95
* Four-Coin Set                      $2,039.95

Customer demand will determine the number of 2008 American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coins minted.  Additionally, there is no order limit set for these coins.

Orders for the 2008 American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coins will be accepted at the United States Mint’s secure web site at www.usmint.gov or at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).  Hearing-and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).
Contact: Press inquiries:  Michael White (202) 354-7222 Customer Service information:  (800) USA MINT (872-6468)