WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will open sales for the 2012 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin on June 28 at noon Eastern Time (ET). There are no household order or mintage limits in effect for this product. Customer demand will determine the number of coins produced. The coin’s sales price will be based on the bureau’s pricing structure for precious metals products. Current pricing information is available at http://catalog.usmint.gov/wcsstore/ConsumerDirect/images/catalog/en_US/GoldCoinGrid.pdf.
Orders will be accepted at the United States Mint’s online catalog, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, 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.
The American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin is the collector version of the American Eagle Gold One Ounce Bullion Coin. Struck on specially burnished blanks, the coin bears a finish similar to its bullion counterpart but has a “W” mint mark, indicating its production at the United States Mint at West Point. Each coin is encapsulated in plastic, mounted in a presentation case and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Featured on the obverse (heads side) of the 22–karat gold coin is Augustus Saint Gaudens’ full–length figure of Liberty. The coin’s reverse (tails side) features Miley Busiek’s image of a male eagle carrying an olive branch, flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her eaglets.
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792. This year marks the bureau’s 220th anniversary. The United States Mint 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 June 28, 2012, at 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.