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March 10, 2016

United States Mint Opens Sales for 2016 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins March 17

WASHINGTON - The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for 2016 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins March 17 at noon Eastern Time (ET).                      

Available product options are as follows:

PRODUCT CODE 

 PRODUCT OPTION

 16EB

 One Ounce Coin

 16EC

 One-Half Ounce Coin

 16ED

 One-Quarter Ounce Coin

 16EE

 One-Tenth Ounce Coin

 16EF

 Four-Coin Set

There is no maximum mintage limit for the American Eagle Gold Proof Coins.  Customer demand will determine the number of coins produced.

The American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are priced according to the range in which they appear on the United States Mint's pricing grid for numismatic gold coins.  Current pricing information is available at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog.

Orders will be accepted at https://www.usmint.gov/catalogand at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. 

Information about shipping options is available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

The obverse (heads side) of the 22-karat gold American Eagle Gold Proof Coin bears Augustus Saint-Gaudens' image of Liberty with flowing hair holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left.  The coin's reverse (tails side) bears 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 are produced at the United States Mint at West Point.  These coins 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.

About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873.  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 taxpayers.

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 March 17, 2016, at noon ET, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.

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Contact:
Press inquiries:  Ofc of Corp Communications (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information:  (800) USA MINT (872-6468)
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