2004 American Eagle Proof Gold Coins Available May 24

May 18, 2004

WASHINGTON — The United States Mint announced today that the 2004 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins will be available for sale on May 24, 2004, at 12:00 noon (ET).

The American Eagle Gold Proof Coins, which were first issued in 1986, bear internationally renowned sculptor Augustus Saint–Gaudens’ image of Liberty holding a torch and an olive branch aloft. The coins are struck at the United States Mint at West Point and bear the “W” mint mark. Each 2004 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin is sealed in a protective capsule; mounted in a handsome, satin–lined velvet presentation case; and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, documenting the coin’s place in history.

This is the second consecutive year that prices have risen to compensate for fluctuating gold prices, which affect overall production costs for this program, and only the second time since 1998. The newly adjusted price and mintage limits for the 2004 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are as follows.

Coin Price Maximum Mintage Production Limit
Four–coin set $1,175 25,000
One–ounce $675 34,000 9,000
Half–ounce $335 33,000 8,000
Quarter–ounce $175 36,000 11,000
Tenth–ounce $90 50,000 25,000

Because mintages of the 2004 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are limited, orders should be placed early. The United States Mint reserves the right to limit quantities and may discontinue accepting orders at any time.

The 2004 American Eagle Silver Proof Coins are already available from the United States Mint, and the 2004 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins will be available later this year.

Customers can purchase the 2004 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins online through the United States Mint’s secure website at — www.usmint.gov, or by calling toll–free 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468) 8:00 a.m. to midnight (ET), seven days a week. Hearing– and speech–impaired customers may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468) 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday. Also, orders may be mailed to the United States Mint, P.O. Box 382601, Pittsburgh, PA 15250–8601. A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 per order will be added to all domestic orders.

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