The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 2013 Proof American Gold Eagles. These 22 karat gold coins are available individually in four different sizes as well as within a complete four coin set.
The obverse design of the coin features Augustus Saint Gaudens’ classic full length figure of Liberty, holding a lit torch in her right hand and olive branch in her left. Fifty stars surround the image, with the rays of the rising sun and the US Capitol building in the background. The reverse design by Miley Busiek features a depiction of a male eagle carrying an olive branch to a nest containing a female eagle and eaglets. This same design has been used for the American Gold Eagle since its introduction in 1986.
The 2013 Proof Gold Eagles are available in one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce sizes, carrying legal tender denominations of $50, $25, $10, and $5, respectively. The coins are struck at the West Point Mint to proof quality and carry the “W” mint mark. The United States Mint has established a product limit for each ordering option, which serves to establish an overall mintage limit for each coin.
2013 Proof Gold Eagle Product and Mintage Limits
|Product Limit||Mintage Limit|
|Four Coin Set||20,000||N/A|
The prices for each option are determined based on the average weekly market price of gold and may fluctuate weekly. For the start of sales, the prices are based on a market price of gold within the $1,450 to $1,499.99 range. This results in prices of $1,810 for the individual one ounce coin, $920.00 for the half ounce coin, $472.50 for the quarter ounce coin, and $200 for the tenth ounce coin. The four coin proof set is priced at $3,352.50.
Orders may be placed with the United States Mint online at http://catalog.usmint.gov