Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) announces the opening of sales for the 2023 American Gold Eagle Proof coins on March 30 at noon EDT. Orders are limited to three items per product code per household for the first 24 hours from the on-sale date and time.
Struck in 22-karat gold at the West Point Mint, these popular coins are collector versions of the official United States Mint American Gold Eagle bullion coins. In 2021, for the first time since their introduction more than three decades before, the reverse (tails) of American Gold Eagle Proof coins debuted a newly designed portrayal of an eagle, created by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Designer Jennie Norris and sculpted by United States Mint Medallic Artist Renata Gordon. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” and “IN GOD WE TRUST,” along with the face value and weight.
The coins’ obverse (heads) features Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ full-length figure of Liberty with flowing hair, holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. To render a closer reflection of Saint-Gaudens’ original vision, legacy details of the obverse design also were restored in 2021, including modifications to the U.S. Capitol Building, stars, torch, sun rays, and other design elements based on the original bronze cast.
In addition to redesigning the reverse and enhancing design details on the obverse (heads) of these coins in 2021, the Mint introduced anti-counterfeiting features that include a reeded edge variation on the one-ounce coin.
The 2023 American Gold Eagle Proof coins will be available in the following five product options:
|PRODUCT CODE||PRODUCT OPTION||PRICE||PRODUCT LIMIT||MINTAGE LIMIT|
|23EB||One Ounce Coin||TBD||9,500||22,500|
|23EC||One-Half Ounce Coin||TBD||3,000||16,000|
|23ED||One-Quarter Ounce Coin||TBD||6,000||19,000|
|23EE||One-Tenth Ounce Coin||TBD||18,000||31,000|
(includes one of each weight)
*The product limit is the total available for each particular product.
**The mintage limit represents the total number of coins produced for this denomination, including those contained in the Four-Coin Set.
The individual coins are encapsulated in a black presentation case with the United States Mint seal on the lid. The case fits into an outer sleeve with a beautiful gold foil image of Liberty. The case includes a certificate of authenticity with matching imagery.
American Gold Eagle Proof coins are priced according to the range in which they appear on the Mint’s Pricing of Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, and Platinum and Palladium Products table. Current pricing information is available here. These prices may be updated on a weekly basis on Wednesdays, based on the precious metals market.
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- https://catalog.usmint.gov/american-eagle-2023-one-ounce-gold-proof-coin-23EB.html (product code 23EB)
- https://catalog.usmint.gov/american-eagle-2023-one-half-ounce-gold-proof-coin-23EC.html (product code 23EC)
- https://catalog.usmint.gov/american-eagle-2023-one-quarter-ounce-gold-proof-coin-23ED.html (product code 23ED)
- https://catalog.usmint.gov/american-eagle-2023-one-tenth-ounce-gold-proof-coin-23EE.html (product code 23EE)
- https://catalog.usmint.gov/american-eagle-2023-gold-proof-four-coin-set-23EF.html (product code 23EF)
About the United States Mint
Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including Proof, Uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale date of March 30, 2023, at noon EDT.
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint
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