No more individually sold 2012-W Proof American Gold Eagles are available. The last and the largest of the four singly sold 22-karat gold coins went off sale.
On Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, the U.S. Mint stamped "sold out" on the online page for the one-ounce 2012-W $50 Proof Gold Eagle, leaving only the four-coin set as an option for buyers.
This latest sellout marks the third one for the month. Released on April 19, 2012 in four sizes and the four-coin set, the $50 Gold Eagle joins the smallest one-tenth ounce $5 coin that disappeared Friday, the one-quarter ounce $10 coin that sold out toward the start of the year and the one-half ounce $25 coin that went off-sale in November.
Collectors still wanting the Gold Eagles can get them by ordering the four-coin set, but it will cost more at $3,585.50. This price can change depending on the market value of gold, but the earliest that could happen is next Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Gold has climbed in recent days but not to the degree required for a price change this week.
A CoinNews.net article on Monday discussed the pace of the sellouts. Since then, the U.S. Mint published the latest sales figures as of Jan. 14, 2013. The comparison table in Monday’s article follows again in this one but with updated sales stats.
2011 vs. 2012 Proof American Gold Eagle Sales
|$50 Proof Gold Eagle||30,000||14,296||Sold Out|
|$25 Proof Gold Eagle||8,066||3,962||Sold Out|
|$10 Proof Gold Eagle||10,381||4,969||Sold Out|
|$5 Proof Gold Eagle||24,000||11,680||Sold Out|
|4-Coin Proof Gold Eagle Set||18,873||5,735||2012 Available|
To place an order for the four-coin set, visit the U.S. Mint product page located here, or call the bureau directly at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).