2020-W American Eagle Coins Carry ‘V75’ Privy Mark for End of WWII [Updated]

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Today, Nov. 5, the United States Mint will begin selling 2020-W Proof American Eagle Gold and Silver Coins celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Available at noon EST, both are issued in very limited mintages and both feature a symbolic "V75" privy mark.

End of World War II 75th Anniversary American Eagle Gold Proof Coin - reverse and obverse
U.S. Mint images of a proof American Eagle gold coin with a “V75” privy mark

The proof American Gold Eagle is restricted to just 1,945 units. The corresponding proof American Silver Eagle, meanwhile, is capped at a mintage of 75,000.

End of World War II 75th Anniversary American Eagle Silver Proof Coin - reverse and obverse
U.S. Mint images of a proof American Eagle silver coin with a “V75” privy mark

The coins carry the same obverse (heads side) and reverse (tails side) designs as their traditional counterparts. For the Gold Eagle, this includes Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ full-length figure of Liberty on the obverse and Miley Busiek’s depiction of a family of eagles on the reverse. On the Silver Eagle, we find Adolph A. Weinman’s "Walking Liberty" on the obverse and John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle with shield design on the reverse.

The V75 privy mark appears on coin obverses.

"The design outline of the privy mark represents the aerial view shape of the Rainbow Pool located at West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., which is now an integral part of the World War II Memorial," the U.S. Mint describes.

Both coins were struck at the U.S. Mint’s facility in West Point.

Ordering and Prices

Upon their release, the 2020-W End of World War II 75th Anniversary American Eagle Coins may be ordered directly from the Mint’s online catalog for American Eagle products.

The proof Gold Eagle is $2,600 and the proof Silver Eagle is $83.00. In addition to their mintage limits, each has a household order limit of one coin.

The two coins launch a few days before another couple of related U.S. Mint products — a 2020 End of World War II 75th Anniversary 24-Karat Gold Coin and an associated 2020 End of World War II 75th Anniversary Silver Medal. These two products are scheduled to debut Nov. 9 and will feature nearly identical imagery.

Update (Nov. 5 at 12:30 pm EST): The U.S. Mint sent numismatic news editors the following message about ordering: "The United States Mint is aware of website issues impacting customers’ ability to purchase Mint products. We are working to correct the problem. Thank you for your patience."

Update 2 (Nov. 5 at 3:10 pm EST): The U.S. Mint sent numismatic news editors the following statement about sales of coins:

Statement Regarding Sales of End of World War II 75th Anniversary American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (20XE) & End of World War II 75th Anniversary American Eagle Silver Proof Coin (20XF).

"The 2020 End of WWII 75th Anniversary American Eagle One Ounce Gold Proof Coin and the End of World War II 75th Anniversary American Eagle Silver Proof Coin were released for sale at noon ET on November 5. Release of these coins resulted in the highest website traffic we have ever experienced, which greatly exceeded our expected capacity.  This high volume caused website instability, and customers encountered error messages and in some cases were unable to purchase their desired product.  Due to extremely high demand, the American Eagle Gold Proof Coin became unavailable by 12:07 p.m.  We are pleased with the initial demand, but are also in the process of evaluating the various customer concerns and system constraints and/or failures we experienced.  

We want to assure you that the United States Mint remains committed to providing the highest possible level of customer service, and regret any inconvenience or frustration this buying experience caused."

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Jim Longacre

Privy marks are generally put on coins so as to trace, for example, who the mint master was responsible for them. There is no reason here other than to create a distinct variety and profit the dealers who are the Mint’s constituency. The Mint, having romped through Franklin Mint territory with the multiplicity of finishes, is now forging beyond.

Coin-donkey

Genius marketing effort by the Mint for this “gotta have” coin. Gotta give ’em credit. I’m not officially in the Mint’s constituency, but manged to get one from the website, so I guess I am now!

David R

I will try to get one, can’t wait

sam tweedy

I’m with you hope I can get also!!! LOL

Nate

thought on the flip worth of these coins?

James P

terrible ordering experience. was locked outby mint

Robert M

Received a notice from Pinehurst Coins this morning that they are offering a $400 premium for the silver coin and a $3300 premium for the gold coin over US Mint prices. Must be able to confirm that you were able to purchase each coin directly with them today before =4:00 PM eastern time.

Coin-donkey

Currently trending over $500 ungraded, and around $1,000 graded in PR70

Dirk G

How are they graded already?

vadim

website crashed!

gary

complete bulls–t got online then computer started to ask if i was human and click on pictures that are boats right there i knew it was useless us mint sucks

jerry

same. it crashed after payment info went in

Angela A

Oh no! I had to do the same, but after I did, I got a confirmation email from the mint & my credit card company! I probably refreshed 50 times before I got to that point. Then bam! I have never been able to get thru before today. Best Wishes to you..

bud

Signed on before noon, got bounced at noon, attempts to sign back on were hit with oops something went wrong sign. After attempting to get back on a few times sight blocked me for making to many attempts to get on. Great system they got there.

Nate W.

Same. “Oops, something went wrong.” Tried refreshing and multiple browsers. Got hit with security blocks from their Cloudflare security software – ‘you’ve been blocked’ and ‘you’ve been rate limited’. It finally loaded for me a couple minutes ago but not available.

Gary Stein

Clicked add to bag and then nothing. Finally got bounced out. Then like you got blocked. Maybe one day their IT guys will get this right.

jwp

The mint blocked me also!! What the BLANK are they doing. I was sent a verification test multiple timed. Then they blocked me from their website. Who are they giving access to – commerciL SELLERS!!!!

NICHOLAS J CALIFANO

web site errors now blocked

Jack

Same. Had my account logged on and my credit card saved. Got the product into my cart but then when I hit review order it said no longer available. That was at 11:04.

Trying to get the silver coin now.

Andy

The ordering process for the mint keeps getting worse and worse. The mint has probably already sold all 75,000 to the scam grading services.

Jack

I have entered all of my data and hit “Final Review” for just the silver dollar and had an error pop up 6 times already. Terrible order processing software…………

erv

The mint should have fixed their website by now. This is a bunch of crap with pages not loading and after they do load, you cannot continue as the buttons do not respond to being pressed. Missed out on the gold but I ended up getting the silver. I about had it with their crap.

chuck

Just when you believe they can not do worse they do.

shawn

I had all of the same happen to me and had two different computers trying and finally completed the checkout after multiple attempts. I received my order conformation

S. Buckles

I’m done with them and all their products! What a s**t show!

Jack

Does anyone know if there are any silver coins left? Is it worth hitting “reload” on the page anymore?

Melissa W.

I got my confirmation for the silver one at 12:49.. Just looked and yes, they are still for sale as of 1:28pm, but site keeps crashing still. What a sh*t show! I tried for the gold, but kept crashing, then wanted to know if I was a robot and had to keep clicking on boat pics.. Maybe because I had 2 different accounts open on one laptop? I closed one browser and just stuck with firefox and then I stopped getting verified. By then the gold one was sold out..

bud

Well the resellers will have them shortly, for thousands of $ of course.

Dave

Complete BS. I had it in my cart. It wouldn’t take my saved credit card, so I typed my credit card in. Would never get to final review. This is a disgrace. WTF were they thinking making only 1,945 available. Did they think that number was cute?

Jenn

Same! I’m pissed!

David

anyone actually got it?

Shawn

I got one at 1:00 PM! Same thing happened capon crashing on me! I had a feeling to just keep on trying to get one and I did!

Samuel Conroy

Got mine at about 9:30 AM PT. Way over priced, but with a limit of 75,000 I hope it was worth it.

JohnnyG

Same issue here. It was added to my cart. Then I started getting blocked!!! I am not on the US Mint’s “special” list apparently. I guess you have to buy pallets of coins in order to get on that list.

Error 1015 Ray ID: 5ed834ce1d251583 • 2020-11-05 17:13:35 UTC
You are being rate limitedWhat happened?The owner of this website (catalog.usmint.gov) has banned you temporarily from accessing this website.

JohnnyG

Update:According to the statement by the US Mint, “Due to extremely high demand, the American Eagle Gold Proof Coin became unavailable by 12:07 p.m. ” I had one in my cart seconds after 12:00. Then I started to get the US Mint has blocked me messages. I could not get back to my cart. I was finally able to “access” the unstable US Mint website later, around 12:50, via my mobile phone. The Silver Eagle was still available and I did get one in my cart. But now the challenge was that the Gold Eagle was still in my cart and… Read more »

Ronja havana

in my cart too. so frustrating.

Mark D.

Nope. Probably something to do with when WW2 “ended.” While less than delighted by Mint policies, pricing, politics, et. al., I have no problem with 1,945 mintage. But would much prefer a lottery-type approach to sales, vs. their less than robust web site. Place an order before sales begin and receive a drawing number, then randomly select 1,945 of those numbers at start of sale, post same numbers/email “winners.” Done. And no whining, no law suits, no recounts, no appeals to the Supreme Court, no claiming victory when one is clearly among the LOSER group. But I digress, (apologies, really… Read more »

Frank

OMG!!! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rand

I managed to get one but the site was terrible.

Dave B

I guess I am one of the lucky lottery winners. I got one of each

izzy

dave

congrats

how much you flipping them for nor are you sending it to gradeing

Dave B

Grade it and keep it, my holy grail. Add it to my 2017 American Legion MS70 $5 gold, mintage 2929

Last edited 1 year ago by Dave B
Shawn

Congratulations I got a silver but not a gold

Trevor D Pritts

gold one sold out in a minute and a half, can’t get on the site to try to get the silver one.

BRJ

Got two.

Don’t use the edge browser. I used FireFox.

Silver is still available if you try…

James

AGREED

JohnnyG

Got two, eh.. I guess 1 per household doesn’t apply to you.

Randy

No more Mint buying for me

Eezy

Big W AHH

Jack

I just received an order acknowledgement for the Silver dollar with the privy mark after getting an error going through the credit card approval process 10 times before I finally reached the final approval step and pressed enter the 11th time and then it showed an error, but I still got an approval email so I assume it worked?

Jeff Legan

I signed into my account before noon, clicked on the coin a few seconds after noon, then was told “oops, something went wrong”. Refreshed, and got a test to see if I was human. After that, stuff went wrong again multiple times. I had to take the “human” test multiple times (4-5) with many “oops” messages after I submitted my test answers. I eventually got to the coin page and was able to order after 2-3 more error messages, including during checkout. I got my order completed at 12:11pm. I have been a steady mint customer since 2008, but I… Read more »

JohnnyG

Same issue here. I did the human test several times. Same results.

Apparently we are not on the “special do not block” list the US Mint maintains for dealers and multiple account holders..

David

nyone actually got it?

Cliff

Same thing here on us mint cloud fare crap. Was logged in already and got booted, trying to re log back in and now under rate limit ban

George

Had all the issues everyone else had. Got lucky to get the Silver!

Jack

Did you get a full order confirmation or just an order acknowledgement with a number saying they would get you more details within 24 hours?

George

Hopefully it’s a full confirmation. Have an order number.

Last edited 1 year ago by George
terese

the website is really bad! wow!!!

S. Buckles

I can’t even access my account to drop all my subscriptions to the mint!

Ken

35 minutes of hell getting kicked out many times. Finally got through the process and received confirmation of order!

Mark D.

Pinetree coins is offering $6K for gold (and will, “…meet/beat any offer…”, $400 for silver.

Had gold in cart — then “Oops.” Rinse and repeat x10. Then, “Not Available,” (but still in cart!).

Interesting, I don’t feel like crying or whining as so many did after 2019 S Enhanced Reverse Proof debacle. Hmmm.

propita

Yeah, I had gold in my bag but couldn’t check out. Tried for the silver—and it wouldn’t take the gold OUT of the bag even though it was saying “not available”!! I got the silver. And confirmation email.

B Hudson

Managed to get one. Took 25 minutes, website crashed so many times. Blocked my phone. There are jacks$$e$ already selling them on eBay. Four listed as bids auctions going for between $405 and $700 plus. The mint has learned nothing from last years fiasco.

tran dat

usmint suck. can not order it.

James DeLong

Yeah I am having the same thing with the boats, And it locks you out!!!!

Carl

The mint website is a Joke when you can’t even signin. It seems that if you don’t order except by subscription forget about getting anything. Don’t buy the overpriced items from the mint nor from the flippers, Mike M. or anyone else, let them go to the melting pot.

Butch

Wow was lucky and finally got one silver coin took a hour keep clicking.

Angela A

Keep refreshing!! You have to remember how many people are trying to get these 2 coins. Any website would crash with all of the hipe put out there over them. I kept hitting the URL or search line and when the usmint website would pop up under it I was finally able to finish my order after at least 50 refreshes! I’m no hot shot or seller. Just an occasional buyer when I see something I like. Good luck and many Blessings to all!

JohnnyG

Sure, keep refreshing. That’s not the problem. The problem is the US Mint refusing to maintain good hardware to handle ordering. I got both the Gold and Silver in my cart. I should be able to get past that and checkout without it crashing.

The US Mint has poor hardware and IT support. They need to FIRE their CTO and IT managers and hire people who actually know what they are doing and can implement technology that creates a fair, equitable and none rip the hair out from your skull ordering process.

FIRE THE CTO AND IT MANAGERS!

Brian.W

Your right JohnnyG – the technology exists. So, that’s not the problem. Looks like the mint just doesn’t care to invest the proper cash to eliminate this problem. I’m an IT guy and I know how hard it is to convince the money holders to spend it on hardware.

Last edited 1 year ago by Brian.W
Butch

Wow was lucky and finally got one silver coin took a hour keep clicking.

Peter Gordon

Terrible experience. Used 3 different browsers and all I got were messages such as: are you human, locked account, oops, and several other messages. Got a gold coin in my account, but kept being told I was limited to 1 (I only entered 1), and then got bumped out again. Finally got one silver through Chrome browser, after 10 refreshes.

Rooster

Got captcha’d and rate limited like crazy but did get a silver. Fuct on the gold though.

joera

I got all the way to the end. Clicked the final button and it said my order was being processed. During that process it went to the “oops….” crap. Because of the last “oops…” I don’t think my order went through. I mean I really thought I had it done! I did not get the confirmation email so I’m sure it was a no go.

Brian.W

My order crashed at the finalize order step dozens of times before it actually went through. The whole process took over an hour.

Rooster

Use promo code EARLYGIFT2020 to get free shipping.

Robert M

I too experienced all the same issues attempting to log-on and purchase the silver and gold coins. Constantly receiving the “Opps, something went wrong” message or asked to confirm that I am a human by clicking on the pictures. After 28 minutes and many attempts, I was finally able to confirm a purchase of the silver coin, but no-go on the gold coin. I was able to get the gold coin into my cart, but by the time I was able to confirm my credit card and shipping details, it was already sold out. I believe the gold coin must… Read more »

Brian.W

The coin should never be able to be placed in your cart if it’s unavailable. Period! We have computers and software that can do this.

Rooster

From what has been posted here it looks like it sold out in 7 minutes. I am with you because I had one in my basket also when it became unavailable. Seemed like only a minute but time flies in the heat of the battle.

Thao

Wow! I wished I see this promo code yesterday. How do you get the code?

Rooster

It was emailed to me from the mint. Are you signed up to receive their emails?

Thao

Yes. I signed up the email, but I didn’t see the code.

R Chiarulli

Had trouble getting on website, finally did but the Gold Coin was “currently not available”.

Lolo

Still trying to pay for the silver one in my cart. website keeps getting stuck. Devices banned for the gold coin even though i was logged in already. Terrible!!!

Jerry

I got blocked from the usmint site. Apparently this is happening to a lot of others.

Jerry Bigness

US Mint is having technical difficulties

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Brian.W

HA!HA! considering the coins sell out in a matter of minutes for the gold coin and a little longer for the silver. How much time do they really think they have to solve the problem. My guess is they didn’t have time to do anything, that message is just lip service.

domenic

STILL TRYING! got all the way to submit order….and “ooops” argh

domenic

OMG….i got one!!! finally wooohoo

Geoff God Of Biscuits

The mint should institute a lottery system for high-demand releases. All interested parties register on the site within a narrow registration period prior to release, then if randomly selected, you get an email with a unique code that entitles you to purchase the product within 24 hours of going live. If you don’t use your code within the time fram, the mint sends new emails to the next random people. This would stop bots and massive legitimate traffic from crashing the site. Artists like Shepard Fairey that have limited releases have had the exact same problems for almost 15 years-… Read more »

Mark D

Excellent idea! (see above)

kevin

how much it worth for sliver. i just follow my friend and get one. my coworker said its worth nothing

Melissa K

Luckily I got one silver! Looks like both the gold and silver are now unavailable :/

Mike K

Another failure by U.S. Mint in handling online orders for limited release coins. Even when I had pre-logged into account, when the gold coin was available for sale, the screen repeatedly said “oops something went wrong”. As others mentioned, I also received repeated ‘lock out’ messages. Another number of times I when ‘hCaptcha’ prompted me to confirm I was human. Forcing two screens to ID & click bikes. Once completed, receiving another OOPS screen. Massive failure on the U.S. Mint. Email replies from U.S. Mint when submitted complaint for similar issues in the past was a generic “better luck next… Read more »

R C Forb

Ugh! I feel bad for all of those who got nothing and had to put up with a lousy system the US Mint has. We want to give you $$$$ for your products and not being able to do so and having a system that crashes and gives you the run around is awful. I understand they don’t want to over produce and be stuck with product they take a loss on or lose money on I get it. Newsflash for the US Mint, why not do pre-orders from all of us folks that want your product and pay up… Read more »

S H L

TOTAL SCAM

sam tweedy

They kept asking if I was ‘HUMAN” now I know how Sleepy Joe feels!!! lol lol lol!!!

sam tweedy

I forgot where all my boats and bicycle pictures were?????? LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!!!!!!!

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