2013-W $50 Uncirculated American Gold Eagles are not available from the United States Mint.
Today, Dec. 3, the bureau declared the 22-karat gold coin sold out, placing its online page within the listing of "No Longer Available" products.
As of Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, the Mint has sales of the American Gold Eagle at 7,134, which is the second lowest mintage amount for a coin in the series. This total is likely to change in the coming weeks due to normal factors such as customer returns. This coin news article will get updated if a new sales figure becomes available.
Coin News Update: In the Mint’s sales report for Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, it adjusted sales for the uncirculated coin to 7,329. The table below has been updated with this new sales figure.
2012-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle Keeps Lowest Mintage Title
Last year’s 2012-W Uncirculated American Gold Eagle went on sale on July 28, 2012 and sold out on Nov. 14, 2012 with ending sales of 6,118. It will keep its title as the least minted in the series.
Numismatic proof and investor bullion American Gold Eagles have been around since 1986. The uncirculated version joined the American Eagle family in 2006. To further shorten their run, they were not produced in years 2009 and 2010 as 22-karat gold coin blanks were reserved for the two other versions. Also, the coins were offered in four different sizes during the first three years. They have only issued in the $50, or single one-ounce size since 2011.
The grid below offers the Uncirculated American Gold Eagle sales/mintages over the years.
Uncirculated American Gold Eagle Mintages
|$50 (1 oz)||$25 (1/2 oz)||$10 (1/4 oz)||$5 (1/10 oz)|
The U.S. Mint adjusts prices up to weekly on its numismatic platinum and gold coins when values of precious metals fluctuate significantly. The 2013-W Uncirculated American Gold Eagle launched on June 6, 2013 and had a starting price of $1,725. It was last available for $200 less at $1,525.
As a side note, U.S. Mint prices for its still available numismatic platinum and gold coins will not move this week as the values of gold and platinum have not changed enough.