The New Gold Eagle Key Dates
Based on last reported sales data, it seems that four 2008 Gold Eagles may have the lowest mintages ever for their respective denominations. This includes one coin which might have the lowest mintage for any American Gold Eagle ever.
Three of the new lows were reached for the so-called "collectible" uncirculated versions of the Gold Eagle. The US Mint first offered these coins in 2006. The coins are struck on specially burnished blanks and carry the "W" mint mark for the West Point Mint. Late in 2008, the US Mint announced that most of these collectible uncirculated versions would be discontinued for 2009.
The figures below are the last reported sales figures for the 2008 Gold Eagles. The sales figures for each coin reflect the totals from both individual sales plus four coin set sales. For the 2008-W $25 Unc Gold Eagle, the figures also include Double Prosperity Set sales. Final mintage figures for the 2008 Gold Eagles have not yet been released by the US Mint.
|Gold Eagle Sales Figures|
|1 oz.||1/2 oz.||1/4 oz.||1/10 oz.|
2008-W Uncirculated $50 Gold Eagle - With last reported sales of 12,387, this coin would have the lowest mintage for any one ounce uncirculated Gold Eagle. The next lowest figure is more than double.
2008 Proof $5 Gold Eagle - With last reported sales of 29,155, this coin would have the lowest mintage for any one-tenth ounce Proof Gold Eagle. The next lowest figure of 34, 977 was reached in 1997.
2008-W Uncirculated $5 Gold Eagle - With last reported sales of 13,376, this coin would have hte lowest mintage for any one-tenth ounce Uncirculated Gold Eagle. The next lowest mintage is the 2007-W with 24,300. This coin would also have the lowest mintage for any one-tenth ounce Gold Eagle in any version.
2008-W Uncirculated $10 Gold Eagle - With last reported sales of 9,200, this coin would have the lowest mintage for any one-quarter ounce Uncirculated Gold Eagle. The next lowest mintage is the 2007-W with 14,615. Most notably, this coin would have the lowest mintage for Gold Eagle ever. This is across all denominations ($50, $25, $10, $5) and all versions (uncirculated, proof, bullion).
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