WASHINGTON — The United States Mint is pleased to announce that it will issue 2010 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on October 7, 2010, at noon Eastern Time (ET). Available coin options and their mintages are as follows:
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Pricing for the coins will be based on the United States Mint’s pricing structure for precious metals products. For current pricing information, visit http://catalog.usmint.gov/faqs-top-questions/payment-processing-charges-pricing.html
Orders will be accepted at the United States Mint’s Web site, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, at the toll–free number, 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468), and at various United States Mint sales centers (when available). 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. There is no order limit.
The American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are struck in 22–karat gold. The coins’ obverse (heads side) features Augustus Saint–Gaudens’ rendition of Liberty holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. The coins’ reverse (tails side), designed by sculptor Miley Busiek, features an image of a male eagle carrying an olive branch, flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her hatchlings.
American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are struck multiple times for a frosted cameo image specially made for collectors. Each coin is sealed in a protective capsule and mounted in a handsome, satin–lined velvet presentation case. A Certificate of Authenticity signed by the United States Mint Director is included.
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage. Its primary mission is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.
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 October 7, 2010, 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.