The one-quarter ounce 2008-W Uncirculated Gold American Eagle Coin sold out Thursday and just a day after the one ounce size.
The US Mint price guide reveals 6,203 of the 1/4 oz coins were purchased by collectors, plus the 2,997 included in the 4-coin set. The final tally will likely be reported next week.
Sales had settled down based on the most recent figures. The option showed a 0.6 percent increase following a 48.1 percent surge from the week prior.
The one-half ounce option remains for sale, but stands alone. Since it is the last 2008 eagle and it will not be minted again — the Mint has pulled it from its numismatic portfolio, its selling pace is likely to rise.
The 8-8-08 Double Prosperity Set, which contains two one-half ounce gold coins, an American Eagle Uncirculated and an American Buffalo Uncirculated, also sold out Thursday.