2011-W $25 Proof American Gold Eagle Coin Sells Out

by CoinNews.net on February 27, 2012 · 2 comments

2011-W $25 Proof American Gold Eagle Coin

2011-W $25 Proof American Gold Eagle Coin

United States Mint 2011-dated Proof American Gold Eagle products are down to two as the individual $25 coin sold out Monday, joining the previous $50 and $10 sell outs.

Two proof American Gold Eagle products now remain — the smallest $5 coin for $220.50 and the four-coin set which includes all sizes but at a steeper $3,678.00 price. As the United States Mint is no longer striking 2011-dated coins, sell outs of these two products could occur at any time as their inventories dwindle daily.

According to the latest available U.S. Mint sales figures as of Monday, February 20, buyers had purchased 7,855 of the 2011-W $25 Proof American Gold Eagles individually and 17,697 with the four-coin set for a combined total of 25,552. When all the Eagles were released last year, the Mint had announced a maximum mintage of 55,000 for the $25 gold piece. However, actual demand levels during the first few months of a product’s release often dictate how many of them are actually minted, and the final $25 Eagle mintage will fall far short of 55,000 as a result.

2011-W American Proof Gold Eagle Coins — Product Limits, Mintages, Sales*   
  PRODUCT LIMIT MINTAGE LIMIT CURRENT SALES NOTES/PRICE
$50 Proof Gold Eagle Coin (1 oz) 30,000 70,000 30,000 SOLD OUT
$25 Proof Gold Eagle Proof Coin (1/2 oz) 15,000 55,000 7,855 SOLD OUT
$10 Proof Gold Eagle Coin (1/4 oz ) 16,000 56,000 10,381 SOLD OUT
$5 Proof Gold Eagle Coin (1/10 oz ) 30,000 70,000 22,121 $220.50
4-Coin Set 40,000 N/A 17,697 $3,678.00

*All sales are as of Monday, February 20, 2012. Coin prices can change weekly depending on the direction of precious metals.

American Gold Eagles made their debut in 1986 with bullion versions produced for investors and proofs struck for collectors. The 2011 proofs were released on April 21. The Mint has not announced when it will begin offering this year’s issues.

The 2012 bullion versions launched on January 3. These coins do not carry a West Point "W" mint mark nor have a special finish. Additionally, bullion coins are distributed through a network of "Authorized Purchasers" or AP’s, while proofs are sold directly to the public by the Mint.

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Kevin February 27, 2012 at 10:33 pm

After watching gold and silver coins on the US Mint’s website for about 6 years, it seems to me that many times when the red font words advise that ‘there will be a delay in shipping’… that’s a signal that the coin is about to sell out. So place your order and hope for the best at getting it filled. I thought about the 1/2 oz gold proofs a few times recently before they sold out. I checked their low sales figures as an individual product (not as part of the set of 4 gold proof coins). But I failed to pull the trigger this time before the sellout. Maybe I’ll snag a few more 1/10 oz. At least I can get the 25th anniversary label on those and perhaps boost their numismatic appeal in times to come.

I’ve read a lot of respected analysts (NOT J Nadler of Kitco, of course) who predict we long-time precious metals investors may not have too much longer to wait before we head into the really exciting parabolic blow off.

I remember buying a few coins at Tulving at $275 an ounce and being disappointed that I missed the dip to $255. Now, about 11 years later, my perspective has changed. Alf Fields, Dr. Vronsky, Doug Casey, Ted Butler and Elliott wave analysis by Geoff S as well as comments by Jim Grant, Eric Sprott, on and on…. make me feel that the next 24-30 months may be the long-awaited parabolic spike of the century. I hope Nadler is short gold when that happens. I hope JP Morgan goes bankrupt because they suppressed silver all these years, per Ted Butler’s comments.

bill February 28, 2012 at 4:13 am

good words kevin…

lets not forget; jim sinclair, harry dent, martin armstrong, antal fekete, mogambo guru, gerald celente, peter schiff and many many others i fail to mention

when the herd gets going…

the going goes upz!

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