The U.S. Mint will begin taking orders for the 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin today at noon ET. The coin carries a denomination of one hundred dollars, a mintage limit of 50,000 coins, and a per-household sales restriction of fifty units each.
The coin’s obverse features a contemporary depiction of Liberty, designed by Justin Kunz, while its reverse bears Paul Belan’s intricately rendered portrayal of an American eagle. Containing one troy ounce of .9999 fine 24-karat gold, the value—and therefore cost—of the coin will fluctuate based on the market value of gold, which is subject to reevaluation every Wednesday by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA).
On July 13, a notice from the U.S Mint was released by the Federal Register listing projections for the cost of the coin relative to the changing price of gold. The LBMA currently lists the price of gold at 1,087.50 per ounce, which will likely put the initial cost of the 2015 American Liberty gold coin around $1,490.00, according to the chart below.
|Weekly Average Gold Price||Size||2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin|
|$1,000.00 to $1,049.99||1 Troy oz.||$1,440.00|
|$1,050.00 to $1,099.99||1 Troy oz.||1,490.00|
|$1,100.00 to $1,149.99||1 Troy oz.||1,540.00|
|$1,150.00 to $1,199.99||1 Troy oz.||1,590.00|
|$1,200.00 to $1,249.99||1 Troy oz.||1,640.00|
|$1,250.00 to $1,299.99||1 Troy oz.||1,690.00|
|$1,300.00 to $1,349.99||1 Troy oz.||1,740.00|
|$1,350.00 to $1,399.99||1 Troy oz.||1,790.00|
|$1,400.00 to $1,449.99||1 Troy oz.||1,840.00|
|$1,450.00 to $1,499.99||1 Troy oz.||1,890.00|
|$1,500.00 to $1,549.99||1 Troy oz.||1,940.00|
|$1,550.00 to $1,599.99||1 Troy oz.||1,990.00|
|$1,600.00 to $1,649.99||1 Troy oz.||2,040.00|
|$1,650.00 to $1,699.99||1 Troy oz.||2,090.00|
On July 16, U.S. Mint Public Affairs Specialist Lateefah Simms issued a statement noting that the coin can only be purchased online or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). She continued, “Customers should be aware this could be a high-demand item. For faster ordering, customers should be on the website at noon July 30. If customers have an account and are logged in, they can usually complete their purchase in under two minutes. The website can handle thousands of customers at a time, so the website is the fastest method to get an order in the system.” For more information, visit the U.S. Mint’s Web site.