2008 American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coins are Arriving Soon

by CoinNews.net on March 19, 2008 · 0 comments

American Eagle Gold Uncirculated CoinThe United States Mint has announced the pricing for 2008 American Eagle Gold Uncirculated collector coins and their release date of April 1st.

These uncirculated coins are available in four sizes – one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce, as well as a four-coin set containing one of each coin. (The proof versions of these gold coins went on sale March 5, 2008.)

The U.S. Mint began production of the American Eagle Gold coins in 1986. However, these uncirculated coins are the newer collectible versions of the popular American Eagle bullion coins. They were first offered in 2006 and bear the “W” mint mark to indicate they were minted at the Mint’s West Point facility.

Designs, sculptors and themes

The coin’s obverse or heads design features Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ famed image of the full-length figure of Liberty with flowing hair, holding a torch in one hand and an olive branch in the other.

The reverse or tails design by sculptor Miley Busiek depicts a male eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her eaglets. 

Each coin comes within a protective presentation case and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the current Director of the United States Mint, Edmund C. Moy.

American Eagle Gold Uncirculated coin prices

No limit orders are in place for any of the 2008 American Eagle Gold Uncirculated coins and their demand dictates their mintage levels. Here is a table of the latest available pricing by coin size:

4-coin American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Presentation Case

Current Gold Eagle Uncirculated "W" Price

1 Ounce  
1/2 Ounce
1/4 Ounce
1/10 Ounce
4-Coin Set

Gold prices affect American Eagle sales

Starting in 2007, the U.S. Mint suspended certain bullion coin sales to readjust their prices due to changing gold and platinum prices. It is important to note that the prices for these coins may move up or down based on the gold market.

For a perspective, London gold opened at 995.25 an ounce on March 19, 2008, which is the day the Mint announced prices for the 2008 American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coins. (Check for the latest live silver, gold and platinum spot prices.)

Order details

Each coin will be available April 1st at noon (ET). At that time, they will be listed on the U.S. Mint’s online page:

American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coins

Orders may also be placed using the Mint’s toll free number 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech-impaired customers may place orders and inquiries through TTY at 1-888-321-MINT (6468).

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