Double Prosperity Set Release 08-08-08
The US Mint has announced the second product in their Celebration Series- The Double Prosperity Set. The set will be available on August 8, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET.
The Double Prosperity Set includes a one-half ounce Uncirculated 2008 American Buffalo Gold Coin and a one-half ounce Uncirculated 2008 American Eagle Gold Coin. Both coins will carry the "W" mint mark. The coins will be packaged in a hardwood box with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the US Mint Director.
The sets go on sale August 8, 2008 or "08-08-08." This date was chosen since the number "8" is traditionally associated with prosperity in many Asian cultures. A date with the "triple 8" only occurs once every 100 years. The sets will be priced at $1298.95. There is no production limit placed on the sets.
Both of the coins included in this set are already available from the Mint individually. The one-half ounce Unc 2008-W American Gold Eagle is available for $565.95. The one-half ounce Unc 2008-W American Gold Buffalo is available for $539.95. This means that the Double Prosperity Set is priced $193.05 higher than the individual options for the special packaging.
Update: The US Mint has now released an image of the set and put up the product page here.