The United States Mint today moved the two remaining collector 2010 American Gold Eagle Proof Coins to the sold out, or no longer available, section of its website.
The US Mint launched the four different sized 22-karat gold coins and the set containing one of each coin back on October 7. The largest one-ounce Gold Eagle was the first sell out, dropping from availability on the final weekend of the launch month. The one-half ounce was next to sell out on December 22. That was followed by the four-coin set on January 3.
Today, the fractional one-quarter ounce and one-tenth ounce sizes disappeared. Their sales last week had halted at even numbers, suggesting their days were numbered. The final sales figures as published by the US Mint on Monday follow:
Sales Figures for 2010 Gold Eagle Proof Coins
For reference, the above table includes the original US Mint announced product and mintage limits. The final sales are lower than those limits, however, as the Mint did not go back to the presses to produce more after their initial quantities sold out.
The new 2011 Gold Eagle Bullion Coins were released on January 3. 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.
The obverse of each American Gold Eagle bears the distinctive Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ rendition of Liberty, recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful designs. It shows Liberty with flowing hair and a torch in one hand and an olive branch in the other.
The reverse, by Miley Busiek, features an image of a male eagle carrying an olive branch and flying above a nest with a female eagle and her hatchlings.
The numismatic coins which are intended for collectors feature the West Point "W" mint mark and special collector finishes. The bullion versions intended for investors do not have the unique finishes or a mint mark.