Just one of the four different sized 2013-W Proof American Gold Eagles remains after the one-half ounce, or $25-denominated, size sold out Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
Sales of the proof Gold Eagle through Sunday, Jan. 26, totaled 12,701. If final sales stay close to this mark, the coin will mark a new mintage low for the series and add some excitement to collectors who have one.
The biggest one-ounce 2013-W $50 Proof Gold Eagle sold out at the start of this year. Before it, the four-coin set that included all sizes became unavailable toward the end of 2013. More recently, the smallest one-tenth ounce 2013-W $5 Proof Gold Eagle sold out in mid-January. The $5 and $50 Gold Eagles have sales above the series low which occurred in 2012 for all sizes.
Still available from the Mint is the one-quarter ounce 2013-W $10 Proof Gold Eagle for $410, a price that may increase on Wednesday. With sales of 12,713, the proof coin could capture a mintage low for its size.
The following table offers a 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)|
Higher Prices Possible on U.S. Mint Gold Coins
Numismatic gold coin prices are based on a London gold fixing average that falls within $1,200.00 to $1,249.99 an ounce. The current average is strongly above the range, though Wednesday’s AM and PM fixings must still be considered.
The PM fixing is the one to watch. If it stays above $1,249.99 an ounce, the U.S. Mint will raise its gold coin prices at around noon ET on Wednesday. The 2013-W $10 Proof Gold Eagle price would rise $12.50 to $422.50 and First Spouse Gold Coin prices would increase $25 to $840 for the proof coins and to $820 for the uncirculated coins.
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