US Mint Gold Coin Prices May Rise on Wed., Jan. 27

2015 Proof Mark Twain Gold Coin
Prices on U.S. Mint gold coins, like this proof 2016-W $5 Mark Twain Gold Coin, are likely to increase

The United States Mint on Wednesday, Jan. 27, may increase prices on its collectible gold coins by as much as $50 for every ounce of gold they contain. The newest 2016 Mark Twain coins would be among those raised.

U.S. Mint pricing is based on a weekly average of London gold, and the yellow metal has rallied to a near three-month high on safe-haven demand. The agency’s current prices are based on a weekly average of London gold that’s within the range of $1,050.00 to $1,099.99 an ounce. Gold is now firmly in a higher tier, trading near $1,120 an ounce.

If Wednesday’s LBMA gold price for the AM is above $1,074.15 an ounce and the fixing for the PM stays atop $1,100 an ounce, expect the following increases in gold coin prices:

From To
2016-W $5 Mark Twain Gold Proof Coin $364.00 $376.15
2016-W $5 Mark Twain Gold Uncirculated Coin $359.00 $371.15
2015-W $100 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin* $1,490.00 $1,540.00
2015-W Proof Gold Buffalo Coin (1 oz)* $1,440.00 $1,490.00
2015-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle Coin (1 oz)* $1,375.00 $1,425.00
2015-W Proof Gold Eagle Coin (1 oz) $1,410.00 $1,460.00
2015-W Proof Gold Eagle Coin (1/2 oz) $720.00 $745.00
2015-W Proof Gold Eagle Coin (1/4 oz)* $372.50 $385.00
2015-W Proof Gold Eagle Coin (1/10 oz)* $160.00 $165.00
2014 & 2015 First Spouse Gold Proof Coins $740.00 $765.00
2014 & 2015 First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coins $720.00 $745.00


Products with an asterisk (*) are currently unavailable.

If gold coin prices move on Wednesday, it’ll mark the first time this year. The United States Mint made fourteen pricing adjustments last year, raising them six times and dropping them eight times. The most recent changes happened on the week ended Nov. 11 when prices were reduced. Past adjustments have tended to happen on Wednesdays at around 2:00 p.m. ET. This article will get updated with what actually happens.

Update: As expected, the U.S. Mint increased gold coin prices. New pricing went live a bit after 2:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

The above gold coins are found on the U.S. Mint’s website page located here.

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I was just browsing the Mint’s website and they’ve just put the MT silver coin on their schedule, it’s going on sale starting Feb 1. Gonna get me one each of the proof and unc.

Charles K. Miller

Seems the lowly collector-consumer can only obtained gold coins at the top of the market, IMO.