Dec. 12 Set as Deadline to Order Coins Honoring Recovery of Our National Emblem

WASHINGTON – Time is running out to order Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins.  The United States Mint announced today that it will stop sales of the coins struck to celebrate the recovery of our national emblem, the American Bald Eagle, on Dec. 12, 2008, at 5 p.m. (ET).  Surcharges collected from the sale of these coins are authorized to be paid to the American Eagle Foundation of Tennessee to further its work.

Bald Eagle Commemorative Coin options still available include proof and uncirculated versions of a gold coin with a denomination of $5, a silver dollar coin and a half-dollar clad coin.  A Coin and Medal Set, featuring an uncirculated Bald Eagle Silver Dollar and a bronze Bald Eagle Medal from the National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Medal Series, also is available.  Individual coin options include a Certificate of Authenticity.

The Bald Eagle Proof Silver Dollar Coin also will be available in the 2008 United States Mint American Legacy Collection®, one of the star attractions in the United States Mint’s Gift Catalog scheduled for release in late October.

The maximum mintage for all Bald Eagle Commemorative Coin options, including sets, is limited to 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 silver dollar coins and 750,000 clad half-dollars.  There is no order limit on these options.

Itemized pricing information for the Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins is as follows:

Option Price
Proof $5 Gold Coin (EA1) $319.95
Uncirculated $5 Gold Coin (EA2) $309.95
Proof Silver Dollar (EA3) $43.95
Uncirculated Silver Dollar (EA4) $37.95
Proof Clad Half-Dollar (EA5) $10.95
Uncirculated Clad Half-Dollar (EA6) $8.95
Coin and Medal Set (EA6) $44.95
American Legacy Collection (AL2) $100.00

To make the Bald Eagle Commemorative Coin options part of your coin collection, visit the United States Mint’s secure Web site at www.usmint.gov, or call the toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).  Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may place their orders by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468) from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday.

Customers paying by credit card should ensure that their information remains current to avoid order processing delays.  Orders made with credit cards that expire before the products are shipped will be cancelled.  After an order has been placed, customers may update credit card information at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

To view images of the Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins, go to
http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/index.cfm?action=photo#2008BaldEagle

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