Sales of 99 Proof Gold Eagles Strong

June 14, 1999
More Than 50 Percent of Maximum Mintage Sold in First Six Weeks

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Mint today reported strong early sales of the 1999 Proof Gold American Eagle Coins, with more than 50 percent of the maximum mintage sold since the coins became available on April 30.

After less than six weeks on sale, between 50 and 60 percent of individual fractional denomination mintages have been sold.

“Sales are running well ahead of last year’s pace,” said Mint Director Philip N. Diehl. “I want to alert our customers that we appear headed for a sellout of the individual denominations so they have to act fast.”

1999 Proof American Eagle sales so far total:

One ounce – Mintage limit, 8,000; coins sold, 4,224; percent sold 53%.

Half ounce – Mintage limit, 7,000; coins sold, 3,680; percent sold, 52%.

Quarter ounce – Mintage limit,11,000; coins sold, 5,773; percent sold, 52%.

Tenth ounce – Mintage limit,25,000; coins sold, 14,848; percent sold, 59%.

Four Coin Set – Mintage limit, 25,000; sets sold, 11,705; percent sold, 47%.

Silver one ounce – Mintage limit, 550,000; coins sold, 236,701; percent sold, 43%.

Prices remain at 1998 levels: the one–ounce Proof gold American Eagle sells for $570; the half–ounce for $285; the quarter–ounce for $150; the tenth–ounce for $70 and the Four Coin Set for $999. The proof silver American Eagle one ounce coin remains $24.

Sales of proof gold Eagles will end December 31,1999, and Proof Silver Eagles will be sold while supplies last. The Mint reserves the right to limit quantities and to stop accepting orders. Coins may be delivered in multiple shipments at different times. To order Proof American Eagle Gold and Silver Coins, visit the Mint’s online catalog at www.USMINT.gov or call 1–800–USA–MINT.

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