On June 6, 2013, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2013-W American Gold Eagle One Ounce Uncirculated Coin. This represents a numismatic version of the popular bullion coin.
The obverse design of the coin features the classic full length depiction of Liberty designed by Augustus Saint Gaudens for the circulating double eagle gold coin. Liberty is depicted striding confidently forward as she holds an olive branch and lit torch. The rays of the rising sun and the Capitol building appear in the background with fifty stars surrounding. The reverse design features a depiction of a family of eagles designed by Miley Busiek. A male eagle brings an olive branch to a nest containing a female eagle and eaglets. Both designs have been used for the series since the introduction of the American Gold Eagle series in 1986.
The 2013-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle is struck in a composition of 22 karat (91.67%) gold and contains one troy ounce of pure gold. This is a collector version which is struck on a specially burnished blank and carries the “W” mint mark, representing the West Point Mint.
For the start of sales, the coins are priced at $1,725 each based on an average weekly market price of gold within the $1,400 to $1,449.99 range. The price may be adjusted weekly based on the average market price of gold.
The US Mint has not established a maximum mintage limit for this offering. There are no household ordering limits in place.