Sales Open for 2018 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on March 1

February 23, 2018
2018 American Eagle Gold One Ounce Proof Coin Obverse

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for 2018 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on March 1 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

The American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are the collector versions of the Mint’s American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins. Launched in 1986, these 22-karat gold coins display the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint where they are produced. The coins’ obverse (heads) design features a version of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ full-length figure of Liberty with flowing hair, holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. The reverse design (tails), by sculptor Miley Busiek, features a male eagle carrying an olive branch while flying above a nest containing a female eagle and eaglets.

Highlights of this year’s coin release include new packaging and the implementation of product and household order limits.

New Packaging
Beginning this year, the Mint will now package individual coins and the four-coin sets in a satin-lined burgundy velvet presentation case, housed inside a burgundy outer box. All options include the customary Certificate of Authenticity.

Product Limits
The Mint established product limits for each coin option, which are in the table below:





One Ounce Coin



One-Half Ounce Coin



One-Quarter Ounce Coin



One-Tenth Ounce Coin



Four-Coin Set


Household Order Limit
The Mint will limit orders to one per household per product option, across all sales channels, including bulk purchases for the first 24 hours of sales, after which the Mint will remove the limit.

The American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are priced according to the range in which they appear on the Mint’s “2018 Pricing of Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, and Platinum Products” table, available here.

Customers may place orders at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information about shipping options is available at

About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It 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 numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.

Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not accept and not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of March 1, 2018, at noon ET.


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