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2013-W $5 Proof American Gold Eagle Sells Out

by Rhonda Kay on January 15, 2014 · 9 comments

2013-W $5 Proof American Gold Eagle

2013-W $5 Proof American Gold Eagle

Only two options are left for collectors when it comes to the four various sized 2013-W Proof American Gold Eagles. The U.S. Mint’s website noted a sell out today for the second most popular size, the one-tenth ounce or $5 denominated coin.

The most popular was the one-ounce 2013-W $50 Proof Gold Eagle, which sold out at the start of this year. Before it was gone, the four-coin set, featuring all sizes, departed from Mint store shelves near the end of 2013. That leaves two coins for sale.

Still available from the Mint are the one-half ounce 2013-W $25 Proof Gold Eagle for $795 and the one-quarter ounce 2013-W $10 Proof Gold Eagle for $410.

So far, the two sellouts have had sales totals above the series low which occurred in 2012 for all sizes. The two versions still available, however, have sales that are below the series low. The following table offers a quick breakdown of 2012- and 2013-dated coins based on available U.S. Mint sales data. For easier reading, an asterisk (*) has been placed by the 2013 coins that are sold out.

Sales for 2012 – 2013 Proof American Gold Eagle Coins**
  2013 SALES (UNITS) 2012 SALES (UNITS) 2013 SALES (COINS) 2012 SALES (COINS)
1 oz 16,878 14,848 24,755* 23,805
1/2 oz 4,537 3,962 12,414 12,919
1/4 oz 4,585 4,969 12,462 13,926
1/10 oz 13,897 11,680 21,774* 20,637
4-Coin Set 7,877 8,957 N/A N/A

**The U.S. Mint’s published updated sales figures on Thursday, Jan. 16, that had an as of date of Sunday, Jan. 12. The table above was edited to include the latest totals.

Visit the United States Mint website at http:///www.usmint.gov/catalog to order any of the remaining coins.

2014-W Proof American Gold Eagles are scheduled for a U.S. Mint release in April.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

jimmy January 15, 2014 at 7:26 pm

we need the latest sales report from the mint.

springer pup January 16, 2014 at 1:43 am

As Jimmy says we are waiting on the weekly sales report from the mint. I’ve been checking their web page and it was due out by 5:00pm Tuesday, does anyone know why they did not meet the deadline? Sales thru Sunday 1/12/14 should have been posted. Reasons for the delay would be interesting, maybe they were all packing and shipping silver eagles and to busy to count.

Mike Unser January 16, 2014 at 1:58 am

I expect the Mint is a bit busier than normal because of a quarterly inventory, coupled with end of year/new year stuff.

dr.U January 16, 2014 at 6:18 pm

US Mint needs to get their act together – it’s not like they weren’t aware that demand is through the roof and off the charts. Hire some more people – the unemployment level is up at 24% now, surely you can find somebody qualified to run the press, update the website, and pack boxes?! I’m hinting that they’re incompetent but really what they are is corrupt. They don’t WANT to sell more precious metals. They don’t need the dollars, they can print those off for free. What they want is the metal, and they don’t want the people to have it.

RonnieBGood January 16, 2014 at 8:15 pm

The Mint is busy researching ways to reduce the cost of producing the Penny and the Nickel. One is a Nickel that looks like a Penny in color. Waiting for your article on this one Mike.

jimmy January 17, 2014 at 9:38 pm

the 2013 quarter ounce gold might be a key date for american eagle gold proof series.

Munzen January 18, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Uh, “a nickel that looks like a penny in color”? Sources?
The only proposals I’ve seen are to change the composition to plated steel, similar to the approach taken in Canada.

RonnieBGood January 21, 2014 at 10:43 am

MunZen – I have read several articles and seen several video news articles on the subject of changing coin compositions. Congress is asking to reduce cost and the Mint is experimenting. The composition you question was in Money magazine. Here is a related article from the Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304419104579324744258339068?KEYWORDS=us+mint+coins&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304419104579324744258339068.html%3FKEYWORDS%3Dus%2Bmint%2Bcoins

RonnieBGood January 21, 2014 at 10:53 am

The Mint calls their testing coins “nonsense” coins and the copper coated nickels are called “Coppertoned Nonsense Nickels”. They are experimenting because the cost of the penny and the nickel production cost the US government 104.5 million last year!

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