2010 Gold Eagle Proof Four-Coin Set Sells Out

by CoinNews.net on January 3, 2011 · 1 comment

2010-W American Gold Eagle Proof Four-Coin Set

2010-W American Gold Eagle Proof Four Coin Set

The latest United States Mint product to sell out is the 2010 Gold Eagle Proof Four-Coin Set. The set, which includes the one-ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce Gold Eagle Proof coins, sold out Monday afternoon.

With its disappearance, collectors will no longer have a direct path from the US Mint to purchase the one-ounce and one-half ounce sizes as these sold out earlier (the half ounce on December 22 and the one-ounce at the end of October).

The four 22-karat 2010 Gold Eagle Proof Coins went on sale October 7, 2010. Opening demand soared past prior-year issues with collectors handing over $47.3+ million to get them within the first four days. Interest in the gold pieces eased somewhat during November around the time their prices went up (November 10) before picking up again in December.

The first two sell outs came as a bit of a surprise, but for different reasons. The one-ounce because demand jumped higher-than-expected toward its end and the half-ounce because the US Mint stopped selling them when their sales were still nearly 5,000 away from their expected 15,000 product limit. It would seem the same thing has happened with the four-coin set, which indicates that the remaining two coins may not be available for long either.

The following table provides the latest available US Mint sales figures for the coins. For reference, the original published product and mintage limits are also listed for each coin. As mentioned, to date it would appear the only proof option to follow the initial product limit is the one-ounce size.

2010 Gold Eagle Proof Coin Sales Figures*

Latest Sales
Product Limit
Mintage Limit
1 oz 25,000 25,000 64,000 Sold Out
1/2 oz 10,166 15,000 54,000 Sold Out
1/4 oz 8,115 16,000 55,000
1/10 oz 18,725 27,000 66,000
Four-Coin Set 33,027 39,000 N/A Sold Out
*Sales figures as of December 26, 2010


The remaining two 2010 Gold Eagle Proof Coins which are still available may be ordered at the US Mint’s Web site (http://www.usmint.gov/catalog) or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

The US Mint has indicated that it expects to offer the 2011 Gold Eagle Proof Coins beginning on April 21, 2011. The one-ounce 2011 Gold Eagle Uncirculated Gold Coin is scheduled to launch on May 5, 2011. The uncirculated version was not issued in 2010.

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The Big Boss January 3, 2011 at 5:10 pm

I Have 3 Sets for sale $3100ea

local pick up only Los angeles area.


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