The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 2015 American Gold Eagle Proof Coins. The coins are available individually in four different sizes or as part of a complete four coin set.
The American Gold Eagle has been issued as a bullion and collector coin since 1986. The obverse design features Augustus Saint Gaudens’ classic depiction of Liberty used for the double eagle minted for circulation from 1907 to 1933. Lady Liberty appears in full length holding a lit torch and olive branch, stepping confidently forward. The rays of the rising sun and the U. S. Capitol building appear in the background with fifty stars surrounding. The reverse design by Miley Busiek features a male eagle carrying an olive branch to a nest containing a female eagle and eaglets.
The 2015 Proof Gold Eagle is available across four different sizes, each with a different legal tender face value. The sizes include one ounce coins with a $50 face value, one-half ounce coins with a $25 face value, one-quarter ounce coins with a $10 face value, and one-tenth ounce coins with a $5 face value.
Each coin has a composition of 91.67% gold, 3% silver, and 5.33% copper and contains the stated weight in pure gold. All coins are struck at the West Point Mint and carry the “W” mint mark.
The four different sized coins are offered for sale individually or within a four coin set. This year, the United States Mint has not established product or mintage limits, rather the number of coins produced will be determined based on customer demand.
The prices for each product option are determined based on the average weekly market price of gold and may be adjusted as frequently as weekly. For the start of sales, prices are based on a market price of gold within the $1,150 to $1,199.99 range. The initial prices are $1,510 for the individual one ounce coin, $770 for the individual one-half ounce, $397.50 for the individual one-quarter ounce, $170.00 for the individual one-tenth ounce, and $2,797.50 for the four coin set.
For additional information or to place an order, please visit http://catalog.usmint.gov.