2005 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins Available January 13
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WASHINGTON - The United States Mint announced today that the 2005
American Eagle Gold Proof Coins will be available for sale on January 13,
2005, at 12:00 noon (ET). The date for this program is set four months
earlier than in 2004, as part of the United States Mintís commitment to make
many of its 2005 products available earlier in the year, at the request of
The American Eagle Gold Proof Coins, which were first issued in 1986,
bear a rendition of internationally renowned sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens'
image of Liberty holding a torch and an olive branch aloft. The coins are
struck at the United States Mint at West Point and bear the "W" mint mark.
Each 2005 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin is sealed in a protective capsule;
mounted in a handsome, satin-lined velvet presentation case; and accompanied
by a Certificate of Authenticity, documenting the coin's place in history.
Rising gold values affect overall production costs for this program; the
newly adjusted price and mintage limits for the 2005 American Eagle Gold
Proof Coins are as follows:
Coin Price Maximum Mintage Product Limit
Four-coin set $1,260 26,000
One ounce $720 36,000 10,000
Half-ounce $360 35,000 9,000
Quarter-ounce $190 38,000 12,000
Tenth-ounce $95 52,000 26,000
Because mintages of the 2005 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are limited,
orders should be placed early. The United States Mint reserves the right to
limit quantities and may discontinue accepting orders at any time. The 2005
American Eagle Silver Proof Coins will be available in March from the United
States Mint, and the 2005 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins will be
available in April.
Customers can purchase the 2005 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins online
through the United States Mint's secure website at www.usmint.gov , or by
calling toll-free 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) 8:00 a.m. to midnight (ET),
seven days a week. Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may order by
calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468) 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through
Friday. Also, orders may be mailed to the United States Mint, P.O. Box
382601, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-8601. 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)