8-8-08

U.S. Mint Director Ed Moy treated the press to a golden experience today by providing a glimpse inside the United States Mint at San Francisco to behold the new gold, two-coin 8-8-08 Double Prosperity Set. The set includes two gorgeous uncirculated one-half ounce gold coins — the 22-karat American Eagle and the 24-karat American Buffalo. […]

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2008 American Buffalo and American Eagle Gold CoinsThe United States Mint today announced the introduction of a new coin product named the 8-8-08 Double Prosperity Set. The set includes two, uncirculated one-half ounce gold coins — the 22-karat American Eagle and the 24-karat American Buffalo.

The two-coin set is priced at $1,298.95, and will go on sale at the Mint’s online website on August 1, 2008 at noon (ET).

The prosperity set is the second offering in the United States Mint Celebration Series, which is an experimental program to explore the viability of coins "that are packaged and positioned to celebrate special gift-giving occasions and celebratory events."

The Mint’s first product in the series was launched in February to celebrate the 2008 Lunar New Year with an American Buffalo 2008 Celebration Coin.

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