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April 16, 2013

United States Mint Set to Release 2013 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on April 18

WASHINGTON - The United States Mint will begin accepting orders on April 18 at noon Eastern Time (ET) for the 2013 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins.  Available coin options and their mintages are as follows:                   






 One Ounce Coin




 One-Half Ounce Coin




 One-Quarter Ounce Coin




 One-Tenth Ounce Coin




 Four-Coin Set



All product options will be priced according to the United States Mint's pricing structure for products containing gold and platinum.  Current pricing information is available at

Orders will be accepted at the United States Mint's online catalog at and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).  Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).  A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders.

The design on the obverse (heads side) of the 22-karat gold American Eagle Gold Proof Coins is Augustus Saint-Gaudens' rendition of Lady Liberty holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left.  The design on the coins' reverse (tails side) is sculptor Miley Busiek's design of a male eagle carrying an olive branch, flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her eaglets. 

American Eagle Gold Proof Coins - produced at the United States Mint at West Point - are struck multiple times and feature a frosted foreground and mirror-like background, giving them a special cameo effect.  Each coin is sealed in a protective capsule and mounted in a handsome, satin-lined velvet presentation case and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792.  It is the Nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.  The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins.  The United States Mint's numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to the taxpayer.

Note:  To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of April 18, 2013, noon ET shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.  For more information, please review the United States Mint's Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.


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Press inquiries:  Carolyn Fields (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information:  (800) USA MINT (872-6468)