Today, March 1, the United States Mint released its collection of 2018-W Proof American Gold Eagles.
Struck in proof finish with frosted designs and mirror-like backgrounds, the 22-karat gold coins are available in 1 oz., 1/2 oz., 1/4 oz. and 1/10 oz. sizes that correspond to denominations of $50, $25, $10 and $5.
American Gold Eagle Designs and Specifications
Gold Eagle obverses show Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ full-length figure of Liberty with flowing hair, holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. Fifty stars surround the portrait along with the inscriptions of LIBERTY and 2018. A ‘W’ mint mark indicates the coin was produced at the U.S. Mint’s facility in West Point.
The reverse design (tails), by sculptor Miley Busiek, features a male eagle carrying an olive branch while flying above a nest containing a female eagle and eaglets.
Inscribed above is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM and IN GOD WE TRUST. Below we find the coin’s precious metal weight and legal tender face value.
|Composition||22 Karat Gold (91.67% Gold
|Weight||1.0909 troy oz.
|0.5455 troy oz.
|0.2727 troy oz.
|.1091 troy oz.
Pricing and Limits
The U.S. Mint’s numismatic gold coins have prices that can change every Wednesday based on the weekly average of LBMA Gold Prices and this pricing matrix.
Product limits were added this year, along with an initial 24-hour ordering restriction of one per household per product option.
|Debut Prices||Product Limits|
|2018 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (1 oz.)||$1,677.50||25,000|
|2018 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (1/2 oz.)||$855.00||7,100|
|2018 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (1/4 oz.)||$440.00||7,100|
|2018 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (1/10 oz.)||$187.50||22,000|
|2018 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins (Four-Coin Set)||$3,107.50||18,000|
Proof American Gold Eagles and the four-coin set are available from the U.S. Mint’s online page of gold coins, located here, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
The coins arrive in a newly designed satin-lined burgundy velvet presentation case, housed inside a burgundy outer box, and are accompanied by certificate of authenticity.