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Sunday, December 9, 2007

2008 American Bald Eagle Recovery and National Emblem Commemorative Coin Designs

Last week, the Mint revealed the coin designs for the 2008 American Bald Eagle Recovery and National Emblem Commemorative Coin Program.

The program will include proof and uncirculated versions of a $5 gold coin, $1 silver dollar, and 50c clad half dollar.

Mintages will be limited to 100,000 for the $5 gold coins, 500,000 for the $1 silver dollars, and 750,000 for the clad half dollars.

I believe that this series will prove popular due to its subject matter. The bald eagle is a classic emblem of America that should strike a cord with collectors. I think a sell out for the silver dollar will definitely be possible. Something to keep an eye out for in early 2008!

$5 Gold Coin

$1 Silver Dollar

50c Clad Half Dollar

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At December 20, 2007 at 5:45 PM , Anonymous Stevieladeek said...

I like these coins. Wish I could match the obverse silver with the reverse half!! I think the silver may sell out and maintain it's value comparably to the 2005 Marines--i.e. I think you will be able to resell it for at least what you paid for it as appossed to this years commens. But who knows, it could fall somewhere in between the Marines and the 2001 Buffalo. I know I'll buy some silver, not sure about the gold as it will be at least what the Jamestown was $255-proof. I'm a little hesitate on the gold from past experience--I thought the 1986
Statue of Liberty and 1987 Constitution gold would hold up well, but it hasn't. I guess the bottom line is buy them as a collector if you like them--and then a couple extra to sell if they go up in value.

At December 20, 2007 at 6:05 PM , Anonymous stevieladeek said...

Michael, just a question please... is Coin World the best publication to subscribe to to find out about mintage totals, etc. --like what are the final minatages of the 2007-w silver eagle, as well as new products the mint is considering. I'm not asking for an endorsement per se, but an opinion. Thanks.

At December 21, 2007 at 3:54 AM , Blogger Michael said...

Numismatic News actually has weekly sales figure updates on all US Mint products. This has been the best most dependable source of sales data.

They also publish this data each week online. Here is a link to the most recent update:


CoinWorld periodically will publish updates on Mint sales figures, but it is only once in a while and not for every product.

I actually subscribe to both magazines.


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