Classic 2021-W Proof American Gold Eagles Launch

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Today, March 11, the United States Mint at Noon EST will release products featuring 2021-W Proof American Gold Eagles bearing original, classic designs. Options include four different sizes/denominations and a four-coin set.

US Mint product images Classic 2021-W $50 Proof American Gold Eagle
U.S. Mint product images of their classic 2021-W $50 Proof American Gold Eagle

Expect enhanced demand for these coins as they are the last to carry pairing of their original designs. These designs have remained unchanged since the inaugural release of the series in 1986. That combination will change later this year as the U.S. Mint will introduce American Gold Eagles with a new reverse design to mark the series’ 35th anniversary.

Of note, the Mint will also issue American Silver Eagles carrying a new reverse. The classic design pairing of the 2021-W Proof Silver Eagle debuted last month and saw an almost immediate sell out — for both the individual coin and the Congratulations Set which contained the strike.

Time will tell if collectors are as willing to shell out more cash for the Gold Eagles to insure they get their hands on the final classic design combination.

2021 Gold Eagle Designs and Specifications

Obverses (heads side) of these gold coins bear Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ full-length figure of Liberty. Liberty is seen with with flowing hair while holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. This design has been a favorite of collectors since it was first seen on the 1907-1933 $20 gold coins.

2017-W $50 Proof American Gold Eagle, Encapsulated
This CoinNews photo shows an older-issued proof $50 American Gold Eagle within its protective capsule. Since introduced in 1986, the gold coins have shared the same obverse and reverse designs.

Above the walking figure is the inscription of LIBERTY. To the right is the date of 2021 and a ‘W’ mintmark indicating the coin was struck at the West Point Mint.

Designed by Miley Busiek’s, coin reverses (tails side) feature a male eagle carrying an olive branch, flying above a nest containing a female eagle and eaglets. It is this design that will be replaced in the later issues.

2017-W $50 Proof American Gold Eagle, Reverse
The above CoinNews photo shows the reverse side of a proof American Gold Eagle. Designed by Miley Frances Busiek, it features the “Family of Eagles” motif, symbolizing family tradition and unity. Fourthcoming American Gold Eagles will carry a different eagle design.

Reverse inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM and IN GOD WE TRUST. Also inscribed on the reverse are the coin’s precious metal weight and legal tender face value.

Coin Specifications

All four sizes of the coin, including those of the four-coin set, are composed of 22-karat gold. Specifications for each appear below:

$50 $25 $10 $5
Composition 22 Karat Gold (91.67% Gold
3.0% Silver
Balance Copper)
Weight 1.0909 troy oz.
(33.931 grams)
0.5455 troy oz.
(16.966 grams)
0.2727 troy oz.
(8.483 grams)
.1091 troy oz.
(3.393 grams)
Diameter 1.287 inches
(32.70 mm)
1.063 inches
(27.00 mm)
0.866 inch
(22.00 mm)
0.650 inch
(16.50 mm)
Thickness 0.113 inch
(2.87 mm)
0.085 inch
(2.15 mm)
0.070 inch
(1.78 mm)
0.049 inch
(1.26 mm)
Edge Reeded

 

Limits, Price and Ordering

The table below offers mintages and limits. It also shows the price of each individual coin as well as the four-coin set. These prices are subject to change weekly based on the Mint’s precious metals coin pricing matrix. (The current product prices are based on the average LBMA price of an ounce of gold that sits within the range of $1,700.00 to $1,749.99.)

Product Option Product Limit Mintage Limit Price
2021 $50 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (1 oz.) 4,500 12,700 $2,375.00
2021 $25 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (1/2 oz.) 1,600 9,800 $1,205.00
2021 $10 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (1/4 oz.) 2,700 10,900 $615.00
2021 $5 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (1/10 oz.) 8,000 16,200 $260.00
2021 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins (Four-Coin Set) 8,200 N/A $4,410.00

The product limit is the maximum number of coins issued in that specific product whereas the mintage limit is the maximum number of coins of that denomination. For example, the product limit of the four-coin set has been established at 8,200. An additional 4,500 of the one-ounce coins will be available as an individual release giving the $50 coin a total mintage limit of just 12,700.

Classic 2021-W Proof American Gold Eagles and the four-coin set are available from the U.S. Mint’s online page of gold coins, located here.

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Jake

Thank you coin news. I got the 4 pack with a lot of lag. Hmmm some people Mr Ryder. Not too bad seeing as last year issue price was $4040.00

Kaiser Wilhelm

Yes, that lag time business was a new one to me, Jake. Did you get it by way of the gray screen effect that temporarily froze everything on the page until it decided to rev up again? By the way, congrats on acquiring the whole set!

Jake

I’ll be satisfied upon delivery. I had it freeze twice. I logged in and stayed on my phone about 10 minutes prior to release. At the release time I encountered lag. It did want me to log back in but after clicking further into the site it still had me logged in on my phone and the item was still in my cart. I have all my CC info up to date prior to any release. So all in all that was a breeze. Thanks!

Kaiser Wilhelm

It’s refreshing to hear a success story like yours regarding ordering, especially considering all the frustration-induced weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth that we as a community end up sharing here much too often these days. It seems what helped you prevail was managing to sidestep panic even when some of the routine irritants made their seemingly inevitable appearance. I had to chuckle at your comment about being “satisfied upon delivery”; with the near breakdown of the postal service, things aren’t quite as guaranteed anymore. Lest I forget, you’re welcome! 🙂

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sam tweedy

Hurry Hurry before the “KING” of coin collecting Mike Mezack gets them all !!! You can only buy {ONE} He will have a “DEAL” for you !!!!!

MrP

And every American Eagle coin he sells will be THE……… SINGLE………RAREST………… AMERICAN EAGLE!

Kaiser Wilhelm

“SOLD OUT LIMITED EDITION.” “SOLD OUT LIMITED EDITION.” In case you’re wondering what the point of the redundancy is, that’s because for twenty years of doing his shtick Mike Mezack has been known to say everything TWICE.

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Jake

There is some new guy on TV hawking silver for an arm and a leg. I dont know his name, I’ll have to circle back with you, but he is just as bad as Mezack

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sam tweedy

I’m circling back to you,do you mean Shawn Leflar from ShopHQ in Bradenton Florida. He has all the shtick of “MEZACK”!!!! lol

Kaiser Wilhelm

I just had to check the “new guy” out after you gents sparked my curiosity. And yes, their expectedly outrageous prices are as usual paired with the standard online shopping site drivel. That being said, I must admit that I was a bit surprised to find that this Leflar guy, in not duplicating Mezack’s maddening habit of repeating every single line of his staccato sales pitch, actually seemed to be just a tad less annoying.

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sam tweedy

You are correct, Mr. Shawn Leflar is just a tad less annoying, but he is starting to get the repeat repeat repeat down pat. Mezack is still the “KING” of coin collecting just to make sure we all – UNDERSTAND!!! lol

Kaiser Wilhelm

Mike “Sold Out Limited Edition” Mezack is indeed unmatchable. 🙂

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Jake

Rick Tomaska is hawking silver coins for an arm and a leg. May possibly be worse than Mezack

Kaiser Wilhelm

Folks, we have a winner here in Rick “The Hawker” Tomaska:
Looks like Peter Stormare from “Fargo”, but way more sleazy.
Displays sheet after sheet of paper with meaningless figures.
Claims to sell better coins than on display at the Smithsonian.
Tosses alternative pricing around until utter confusion reigns.
Swears that there will never be such unheard of deals again.
Last but not least. Last but not least…says everything twice!

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sam tweedy

Can you repeat repeat repeat !!!!!!! I could not have said it better !!!!! lol

TRB

I have now completely given up on the U.S. Mint. Immediately at noon I put an order in for the four coin set. Took me all the way to where the order was being processed and then went to a “page can’t be found” screen. Tried again, and the same thing happened. Tried a third time and set was then shown as sold out. No excuse for such website failures.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Considering how many of those were pre-sold to the Big Dealers this past Monday and the number of people simultaneously vying for the small quantity remaining, it’s not surprising that the website simply threw up its microchips and said “Enough!”

Mike

I went on the web site had my account set up added it to my bag tried to check out then it asked for my account again logged in again then it came up account is unavailable.I am so tired of the US mint playing there games they have it set up to make sure only certain people get certain coins.

Linda

Me too. The US Mint is making this all about “Low Mintages” so Dealers and People selling them on eBay can make a fortune and True Collectors are getting the shaft. They don’t care or they would not being doing this.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Linda, you hit on the one and only incontrovertible reason as to why these demoralizing debacles keep on happening; the Mint just doesn’t give a hoot!

Jon

This is BS. I had one of each in my cart, but then they one by one got pulled out because the website kept crashing. BS!

Jake

I was very patient and had my purchase completed within 5 minutes. There was a lot of lag but I expected that one.

Mike

I tried calling customer service and get nothing but a busy signal. My guess is they are on there phones calling all there friends and dealers telling them to come by and pick the coins up and all the loyal customers are just out of luck.

Steve

No phone sales lately but these were all but sold out anyway 3 days ago. The major dealers got what they wanted and didn’t have to be online at noon. They just place the order for their allotment and its plenty. Everyone should really think about it before buying. Why put money in their pockets especially that we don’t get an even chance. If everyone had the same opportunity to get one that would be fine. Win some loose some. But now you better plan on loosing every time. The occasional collector will get lucky but the bulk have gone… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

Unfortunately the Mint owns this particular “slot machine” and as we all know the odds are always with the house. When it comes to especially desirable limited issues they don’t care whether the little guy buys anything or not because a sellout is guaranteed anyway, so a boycott is no skin off their teeth.

Richard

I know they don’t care but why doesn’t the Mint have a narrow window of availability, say 24 hours. The mintage becomes what coins are ordered during the window.

P.S. – I was lucky THIS TIME and got the 4-coin set. I haven’t been so lucky in the past.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

You’ve already answered your own question regarding the Mint. They don’t care.

Keith

I was fortunate enough to score a 2021 1/10 oz. W Gold Eagle. Like others here, I also received the page not found screen several times after trying to complete the order, I thought I was going to get screwed but finally got an order confirmation. I’m happy as I’m a collector and not a dealer trying to double their money. The mint definitely needs to upgrade their website to handle the traffic.

Kaiser Wilhelm

If the Mint website worked faster, i.e. more efficiently, the same number of coins would simply be sold out in even less time. I wonder if that would make more people happy.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Then again, neither the frustration nor the headache would last as long…

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Bob O

Man that’s a lot of money! I hope I can afford it. My order was quick, in and out, 5G mobile connection. Lucky collector I am. Will not be selling mine any time in the near future. Lucky grand kids

Peter Lowell Gordon

I experienced the same “page can’t be found” after getting the message “your order is processing” (for the 1/2 Ounce Coin), but on the third attempt I got my order confirmed. I then ordered the 1/10 Ounce Gold Coin and it went through the first time. This was all done between 9:00 am (PT) and 9:11 am (PT).

Both orders were confirmed via email about 1 hour later.

I too am a collector and these will stay with me (after grading).

Rich

Ever since the US Mint release of the 2019-S $1 Silver American Eagle Enhanced Reverse Proof Coin, the competition has become too stiff and skewed for the old “little guy” collector to order and acquire highly-sought-after key gold and silver coin products directly from the Mint through their online ordering system. For those who have spent 35 years building a collection of Gold and Silver American Eagles, to be tripped up like this in the final years hoping to complete the legacy journey, there are no words to describe the disappointment.

Kaiser Wilhelm

You’re absolutely right. The complete meltdown of the ordering process for that impossible to get ASE-ERP coin resulted in the beginning of a steep decline of belief in the average collector’s ability to acquire especially desirable Mint products.

c_q

The mint premiums on these have gotten quite high – about $600 for the 1-oz coin. just a few years ago the premium was about half that. sure, maybe some folks will pop for even more than that on ebay because it is the ‘last year’ for this design, and then I suppose again for the ‘first year’ of the new design. but I’m not sure it’s really going to be worth these huge margins down the road.

Kaiser Wilhelm

It’s definitely worth it to the current crop of flippers. As for their customers…

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Christopher

You can be sure that there will be unlimited mintage for the new designs. The mint used the low mintages on this release just to gin up demand for the new coins.

Kaiser Wilhelm

There is, I suppose, a 50/50 chance of that happening. On the other hand, if what we’ve been experiencing is in fact the Mint’s new business model then it will be more of the same, following the scenario of the Big Dealers backing up their trucks a few days earlier and we little folk continuing to suffer through the frenzied scrambling that has become synonymous with the appointed coin release days.

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Andy

I am FINISHED with the US mint, my health department opened thousands of Covid vaccinations at noon last week, no crashes, and I was able to get an appointment. If a local health department can handle thousands of hits at once, why can’t th US Mint. This has been going on for almost a decade, the 2014 Kennedy fiasco was 7 years ago and things keep getting worse.

BWilson

I too received the “page not found” message upon completion of trying to order a half ounce and for one ounce. Thus, I tried for 1/10 ounce and WAS successful! Excited to own a tiny piece of history.

Roxie60

Thought I would see if by chance any of the proofs went on sale this AM. At 735A the button went red, I added it to my bag, check out, hit the purchase button (3-5 secs) boom….out of product, remove from bag msg….ARGH….so close, seriously… 5 secs

Roxie60

BTW, it was for the 1/4oz proof

Steve

Most of these were already spoken for 3 or 4 days ago when the dealers ordered what they wanted. The mint had to put them up for sale at noon just for appearances. How many were really left at noontime for the collector? I hate leaving comments like this because this is for collectors to talk about their latest finds and it should feel good to read about it. But it’s all changed now. You just look at ebay and for any given low mintage modern release you can see page after page with the same dealers selling hundreds of… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

I agree it’s a shame we end up having to complain about all that we weren’t able to get rather than what treasures we added to our collections.

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Big T

all of the folks who write on here that the mint sells these to dealers prior to the public sale at noon EST is simply misinformed or intentionally spreading misinformation. For the proof sets this is simply NOT TRUE. Only the bullion (non proof) coins were released prior. Amazing how much sour grapes are on here – if anything the “little guy” should be happy that these coins are in high demand because it makes their collection more valuable and higher demand. You can’t have it both ways – either buy the Barbara Bush coin and be happy with plentiful… Read more »

Big T

I was speaking of the gold eagles, not the silver eagle.

Charlie

Big T Im sorry to tell you but you are the one that is misinformed or living under a rock the past couple of weeks. There are 18 Authorized Dealers that are being sold their allotments of the PROOF COLLECTOR VERSIONS of chosen mint products because they spend more than a half a mil with the US MINT. Thats the ALL NEW ADVANCE RELEASES label the grading companies are using. All These labels have a very low POPULATION. You need to purchase your new coins with the LOW POPULATION LABELS, we arent using mintage numbers anymore. Lets get with the… Read more »

Chas. Barber

Big T you’re WRONG…..Authorized dealers got the gold proof 4coin set the day before. The big boys got to buy their 2021 ASE ProofW the day before w/out limits. the lack of HH limits on the ASE & the Tuskeegee puck to come mean the quick sellout & a flipper fest… bots rule we only see the broken chips they leave behind…

Big T

I was not speaking of the ASE. The authorized dealers do get the gold 4coin set (which is customary) but it was traditionally very limited. But all the coins sold out quickly – and for the 1/2 oz gold proof, for example, there was no dealer pre-sale that I am aware. These were the coins I was referring to in my post.

Kaiser Wilhelm

My goodness, Mr. Big T, I ordinarily keep myself and my responses in much tighter and closer check than this, but I must say that your veritable avalanche of exceptionally spurious “information” is just so very far out in left field it is verging unnervingly close to serving as what appears to be nothing less than both a Mint and Big Dealer disinformation propaganda campaign. It is now common knowledge in the general numismatic community that the Advance Release Program for specific Authorized Purchasers was in full operation for this year’s final sales of both the W American Silver Eagle… Read more »

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Kaiser Wilhelm

P.S. – Big T, just a little illustration of how happy the Advance Purchasers were.

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Seth Riesling

Reports are the 18 coin dealers who are in the Mint’s new advance purchase program & pay a 5% premium over issue price on these gold & silver Proof coins, & have to pick them up at the Mint’s fulfillment warehouse in Memphis at their own expense, are still in numismatic “orgasm mode”! Lol.

NumisdudeTX

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Let’s hope those suckers don’t know they have to immediately go to an emergency room if their celebratory expansions exceed four hours!

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Seth Riesling

Lol. Or call Pfizer’s Viagra hotline…or if that priapism prolonged side effect occurs, “just call me” as the old joke goes…I make house calls and accept rare coins & precious metals as tips!

NumisdudeTX

Kaiser Wilhelm

Exactly so, Seth, and very funny indeed. However, most unhappily for said unfortunate victims of interminable engorgement, calling Pfizer won’t be at all helpful these days as the company is quite busy elsewhere (think Covid vaccines), so the phone response will most likely be akin to that at the Mint, i.e., endless dentist’s office pause music.

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Seth Riesling

Lol. “One ringy dingy…Is this the party to whom I am speaking?” – Ernestine (actress, comedian & fantastic Lesbian role model Lily Tomlin).
Just put another dime in the pay phone…but not an 1894-S !!

NumisdudeTX

Kaiser Wilhelm

Reminds me of “Put another dime in the jukebox, baby”, specifically the version by Joe Piscopo in which he goofs on Frank Sinatra’s unfortunate tendency to often forget song lyrics in the twilight of his career.

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Seth Riesling

It still amazes me that pay phones & juke boxes took only a dime for many, many years before increasing to a quarter.

NumisdudeTX

Kaiser Wilhelm

The first time I came to the U.S. was in 1953 and I lived in Chicago, the birthplace of the pre-pay coin phone, for six months. I can’t really be absolutely sure after all these years, but if my memory serves me right I do believe the payphones cost all of 5 cents for a local call back then.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Incidentally, this is what it looked like in those days…

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Big T

I was referring to the gold coins – which is what the article is about. The W proof ASE can be sold to dealers but usually this is NOT the case with the S proof (and lower mintages). The exception this time was the novelty of the last reverse – but I don’t think this will happen with the S mint ASE proof.

Gerald Haefling

Here is what CoinWorld reported: The newly implemented Authorized Bulk Purchase Program allowed the 18 participating dealers to place orders before March 11, each for a maximum of 45 of the four-coin sets and 25 of the single 1-ounce gold Proof coins. Dealers qualifying for the ABPP have purchased $500,000 in U.S. Mint numismatic products for each of the last two years. The prices for gold Proof coins purchased early included a 5 percent premium above the retail issue price, plus the cost of picking up the products March 8 at the Mint’s contracted order fulfillment outlet, PFSweb, in Memphis,… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

Thank you, Gerald, for bringing much-needed and somewhat overdue clarity to this consistently confusing and mildly contentious situation.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

The Mint is toying with us, not intentionally, but that is what it amounts to.

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Bpierce

Has anyone noticed that the 2021 gold proof coins are not really selling well on eBay? Why the lack of interest l?

Seth Riesling

They are common, not rare. And vastly overpriced at the Mint’s issue price!

NumisdudeTX

Kaiser Wilhelm

That’s a big ditto here.

Bpierce

I have no intention of flipping it myself but I did think that as a rather low mintage and the last of the series there would be more interest.

Chas. Barber

They are withing the mintage #s for Proof AGEs over the past few years, some less, how many proof AGE collectors are there & are they wlling to get ripped off by the mint, by the shysters buying out th mint & reselling for profit$…..nahh I used to get the proofs all the time, I stopped when it was clear a year set is pricey….. just wait the prices will fall see the 2021 ASE proof, ssales are brisk but price dropped, V75 hollding but I refuse it was a scam release by the Ryder Bunch…. funny some poster praise… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

The moment I saw the First Day 99 Coin Household Limit I knew that we collectors were going to be a day late and a (silver) dollar short, it was all over but the humming, and the fat lady had already sung.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

I’m just guessing here, but at a glance it appears that the eBay flippers (employing the kindest possible term to describe them) are charging what are roughly Gold Proof prices for the Gold Bullion coins and what amount to Palladium Proof prices for the Gold Proof coins they have posted. Considering the outrageous size of the markups this entails, these hopeful sellers are either exceedingly optimistic or exceptionally greedy or both.

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Lonnie

It all comes down to buy it or move on

Kaiser Wilhelm

Alternatively, sell it or drop the price.

Roxie60

I must be missing the logical boat on these. I have never bought proof gold eagles directly from the mint (for all the reasons most already know) until these became available (for a few minutes, sarc). It seemed to me for these reasons these would be good coins to own, 1. Limited mintage compared to past years 2. Last version with retiring reverse 3. High quality proof version 4. Gold, real money I understand they are over priced, as usual, given current spot gold paper price, but what am I missing that many seem to unlove this set (reflected in… Read more »

Bpierce

I don’t understand myself. Especially after there was such interest in the ASE last of series. Maybe people are just waiting for their stimulus checks?

Kaiser Wilhelm

I’m just going to take a bit of a wild stab here, but what are the chances that anyone having to wait for their stimulus check to meet their ongoing financial obligations is likely to spend that money on something as discretionary as gold coins rather than on rent, food, utilities, clothing and/or outstanding debt.

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Chas. Barber

IF gold ever exceed the $2,600 price f these they will be bullion value, there is a slight market for proof AGE$, only time will tell…. hard to pay $2,600z for $170 worth of the yellow stuff

Bpierce

I thought we were all collectors here? What collectible item can’t be dismissed as just some stuff, yellow or otherwise? Some people collect certain stuff they value. That’s why they’re called collectors.

Kaiser Wilhelm

B, forgive me for getting “between” you two here, but I do believe that was just a figure of speech on Chas.’ part; I really don’t think he was trying to be dismissive of anyone’s particular or specific collecting preferences. And most certainly, yes, the great preponderance of us here are indeed likely to be collectors, although I would venture to guess there might just be the odd and assorted stacker or flipper stopping by every now and then.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

I don’t think you’re “missing” much of anything here, Roxie. You’ve made a good list of reasons why these coins should be desirable. You also know these coins carry a hefty Mint surcharge over spot. There are a couple of other issues that come into play regarding their sales volume. “Expensive” is a relative term; what one collector regards as a fair price another may consider prohibitive. Ebay flippers lowering their prices doesn’t by itself mean that sales across the board are slow; it may be that these particular secondary market prices were initially set far too high.

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cagcrisp

2021 AM EAGLE GOLD PROOF 1 OZ 4,475
2021 AM EAGLE GOLD PROOF 1/2 OZ. 1,583
2021 AM EAGLE GOLD PROOF 1/4 OZ. 2,675
2021 AM EAGLE GOLD PROOF 1/10 OZ. 7,953
2021 AM EAGLE GOLD PROOF 4-COIN SET 8,085

Roxie60

Thanks for the status update

Roxie60

I’m wondering with so few individual coins left they might be sold out by end of the week thus making the 4coin a bit more valuable until they sell out (next week? Unless a whale comes along). I also expect fireworks tomorrow afternoon when the FED chair speaks following the FOMC mtg. We might get clue this afternoon/evening when they tell their friends their decisions so they can front run the news(I know just conspiracy talk ) I think the FED is between a rock & hard place. Unless they pull another rabbit out of their backsides. In any case… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

If one does not happen to be an amateur or professional flipper and is not currently in the process of selling off one’s collection, and most especially if one’s interest in the gold and silver coins one is fortunate enough to possess is not nearly so much in regard to commercial valuation but instead far more emphatically structured around numismatic, historic, and artistic reasons, then one might rarely if ever feel the need to look over one’s shoulder at the inevitably changing market indices’ consequential effects on precious metal price levels.

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Jake

Thanks CC

Roxie60

Looks like these went available again this morning at 730am for about 5 seconds. Even with the Mint limiting access to the final few available (given the report CC provided from 3/14/21 sales) I would think the 1/2 & 1/4 coins should be getting the SOLD OUT sign before the end of the week .

Charlie

The boys opened the Coin Vault with the latest exciting release from the US MINT!!! The brand new first time ever 2021 CLAD PROOF SET IN pROOF 70 ADVANCE RELEASES!!!! If you bought your proof 70 ADVANCE RELEASE 2021 W pROOF SILVER EAGLE you have to have this set to match. But there is a big problem!!! The POPULATION of these labels is far far less than the POPULATION of the possibly once in a lifetime labels on the PROOF SILVER EAGLES so not everyone will be able to have the ADVANCE RELEASED LABEL SET. So you need to hurry… Read more »

Roxie60

Lol

Kaiser Wilhelm

Now THAT is hilarious, Charlie!

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Except of course for the part where the infamous Coin Vault grifters aka habitual shysters are ripping some apparently desperate customers off royally by charging them umpteen multiples of what those base metal coin sets could ever be worth.

Kaiser Wilhelm

I believe I misspoke myself here. What I meant to say was clueless suckers.

Big T

They were also selling graded bullion coins for like 85 bucks which is unbelievable. Grading them out of the tube and selling for premium MS69s and 70s but they are not the proofs they are the bullion coins made in the millions for bullion investors, not collectors.

Kaiser Wilhelm

The lowest price I came across myself was $99 for a bullion MS69 ASE, can you imagine? Even worse, those San Francisco and Philadelphia “Emergency” versions which are also all bullion (no mintmark) and with only a paper trail to “prove” which mint produced them are going for $149 and up. Highway robbery indeed!

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Kaiser Wilhelm

This is actually common practice on Amazon, Big T. All the bullion ASEs that are for sale on that occasionally sketchy site are in fact portrayed as being Brilliant Uncirculated and as such are sold in the original Mint boxes meant for Burnished, i.e. sand-blasted surface/collector quality ASEs. In essence, they are opening their trench coats and showing you all the “Rolex” watches you can get dirt cheap.

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Lonnie

The only thing i dont like is the US Mint is shipping all the gold coins USPS Smart Post, it is like snail mail

Kaiser Wilhelm

USPS Smart Post. That just has to be one of the most obvious misnomers I’ve ever encountered. USPS “Stupid Post” would be a far more accurate description of this class of mail. The last two Mint shipments sent my way via said service each took a full month to get here. The USPS at first didn’t know when or even whether or not they had received either of the packages or if so where exactly they were located at the Memphis Distribution Center Annex(?). After they finally did acknowledge receipt of them, the USPS had no clue as to when… Read more »

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