The value of an ounce of gold has climbed roughly $100 in the past month, prompting the U.S. Mint to raise the prices of its gold coins for the second time in less than three weeks. Prices for the U.S. Mint’s gold coins are adjusted in accordance with the metal’s fluctuating market value, which is currently listed as $1,190.00 an ounce by the London Bullion Market Association.
The Mint’s former prices for gold coins were held in effect as long as gold stayed between $1,100.00 and $1,149.99 per ounce. The current prices, established today, will hold as long as the value of an ounce of gold dips no lower than $1,150.00 and jumps no higher than $1,199.99.
The chart below includes prices for categories of gold collector coins on offer at the U.S. Mint. The first column lists each coin, the second and third columns display previous pricing, and the last column presents the current costs of the items. Several of these coins, such as the 2015 Gold Buffalo and the 2015 American Eagle 1 oz. Gold Uncirculated Coin, are listed as Currently Unavailable on the Mint’s Web page at the time of this writing.
|Cost Prior to 1/28/16||Cost Prior to 2/10/16||Current Cost Per Coin|
|American Eagle Gold Proof|
|American Eagle Gold Uncirculated||$1,375.00||$1,425.00||$1,475.00|
|First Spouse Gold Proof||$740.00||$765.00||$790.00|
|First Spouse Gold Uncirculated||$720.00||$745.00||$770.00|
|American Buffalo Gold Proof||$1,440.00||$1,490.00||$1,540.00|
|American Liberty High Relief Gold||$1,490.00||$1,540.00||$1,590.00|
|Mark Twain Gold Proof||$364.00||$376.15*||$388.30*|
|Mark Twain Gold Uncirculated||$359.00||$371.15*||$383.30*|
|*introductory pricing ends Feb 16.|