Remaining Individual Half-Ounce, Quarter-Ounce, Tenth-Ounce Coins, and Four-Coin Set Selling Rapidly

Washington – The United States Mint reported today that only limited quantities of 2003 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins remain available as the holiday shopping season moves toward its peak. The remaining individual options – the one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce and one-tenth ounce coins – and the four-coin set, are selling at a rapid pace and are expected to sell out in the near future.

The maximum mintage of 8,000 individual one-ounce American Eagle Gold Proof Coins sold out on July 6, 2003, which was only seven weeks after they went on sale, making the one-ounce American Eagle Gold Proof Coin now available only as part of the remaining American Eagle Gold Proof Four-Coin Set. The maximum mintage of 750,000 one-ounce American Eagle Silver Proof Coins sold out on November 10, 2003.

Mintages, sales and prices for remaining 2003-dated American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are listed below (as of November 24, 2003):
Gold Proof Production limit Sold Percentage Sale price
1 ounce 8,000 Sold out 100% $630
1/2 ounce 8,000 7,175 90% $315
1/4 ounce 10,000 8,879 89% $165
1/10 ounce 25,000 17,445 70% $85
Four-coin set 21,000 20,012 95% $1,098

Sales of the 2003-dated 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.

Customers can purchase the remaining 2003-dated American Eagle Gold 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 $4.95 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)