The United States Mint has sold the entire 25,000 maximum product limit for the 2010 Proof Gold Eagle individual one ounce coins. The product originally went on sale October 7, priced at $1,585 each.
The obverse of the 22 karat gold coins features Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ depiction of Liberty holding a lit torch and olive branch with the rays of the rising sun and the U.S. Capitol building in the background. The reverse features a depiction of a family of eagles designed by Miley Busiek. The male eagle carries an olive branch to a nest containing a female eagle and hatchlings.
Proof Gold Eagles have been offered for collectors each year from 1986 to 2008. The popular product was canceled in 2009, as heightened demand for gold bullion coins resulted in the US Mint sourcing all incoming gold blanks to bullion offerings rather than collector coins.
Although the US Mint has received sufficient orders for the one ounce 2010 Proof Gold Eagle to fulfill the maximum product limit, orders are still being accepted for placement on a waiting list. In the event that coins become available due to cancellations, orders will be fulfilled from the waiting list on a first come, first served basis.
The one ounce proof Gold Eagle also remains available as part of the 2010 Gold Eagle 4 Coin Proof Set. This set contains proof versions of the one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce coins packaged in a single presentation case. The four coin sets are priced at $2,938.00 each and have sold 21,302 of the 39,000 maximum product limit as of the most recently released US Mint sales report.