WASHINGTON — Collectors may begin placing their orders for the 2012 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins starting at noon Eastern Time (ET) on April 19. Available coin options and their mintages are as follows.
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The coins and four–coin set will be priced in accordance with the United States Mint’s pricing structure for precious metals products. Current pricing information is available at
Orders will be accepted at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468) and at various United States Mint sales centers. 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.
The obverse (heads side) of the 22–karat gold American Eagle Gold Proof Coins features Augustus Saint–Gaudens’ rendition of Liberty holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. The reverse (tails side) features 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 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 accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, 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 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 April 19, 2012, 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.