WASHINGTON — The United States Mint has struck American Eagle Coins since 1986. Twenty–two years later, the tradition continues with the release of the 2008 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins at noon (ET) on March 4, 2008.
American Eagle Gold Proof Coins–struck in 22–karat gold–bear the “W” mint mark indicating their production at the United States Mint at West Point. Emblazoned on the obverse is Augustus Saint–Gaudens’ celebrated rendition of Liberty holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. Gracing the reverse of the coin is an image of a male eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her hatchlings, designed by sculptor Miley Busiek. Each coin is sealed in a protective capsule and mounted in a handsome, satin–lined velvet presentation case. A Certificate of Authenticity, documenting the coin’s place in history, is included.
American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are struck multiple times for a frosted cameo image specially made for collectors. These coins are available in one–tenth ounce, one–quarter ounce, one–half ounce and one ounce denominations. Prices and mintages are as follows:
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Orders for the 2008 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins will be accepted at the United States Mint’s secure website, www.usmint.gov, or at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 per order will be added to all domestic orders.
Customers should place their orders early for the 2008 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins, as mintages are limited. The United States Mint reserves the right to limit quantities and may discontinue accepting orders at any time.
Look for the release of the 2008 American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coins in April.