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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

2008-W Proof & Uncirculated Gold Eagle Sales Figures

The last time I looked at the sales figures for the 2008-W Proof and Uncirculated Gold Eagles, the last proof option had just sold out (and then reappeared) and all uncirculated options were still available. Now, all proof options are sold out (again) and two of the uncirculated options have sold out.

The only remaining 2008 American Gold Eagle coins for sale at the US Mint are the 2008-W Uncirculated Gold Eagles in 1 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1/4 oz sizes. The Double Prosperity Set, which contains the 2008-W 1/2 oz. Uncirculated Gold Eagle and Gold Buffalo coins, is also still available.

The sales figures below represent the last reported sales figures. The first column of numbers is the individual sales total. The second is the total sold for each coin, including individual and set sales. The third column presents the last reported 2007 totals for comparison purposes.
2008 Proof Gold Eagle Sales Figures

Individual Total 2007 Total
1 oz. 16,327 29,399 51,810
1/2 oz. 14,792 27,864 44,025
1/4 oz. 15,229 28,301 46,189
1/10 oz. 16,083 29,155 58,553
4 Coin Set 13,072

2008-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle Sales Figures

Total 2007 Total
1 oz. 8,591 11,588 24,902
1/2 oz. 2,361 12,718* 13,358
1/4 oz. 6,167 9,164 14,615
1/10 oz. 10,379 13,376 24,300
4 Coin Set 2,997

* includes 7,360 for Double Prosperity Set sales

Sales figures have showed some jumps from the last examined levels. However, sales levels are still below the last reported numbers for 2007 dated Gold Eagles for all coins. The disparity is most prominent for the proof coins and the 1 oz. and 1/10 oz. uncirculated coins. The lowest total sales figure is for the 2008-W 1/4 oz. Uncirculated Gold Eagle at only 9,164. This coin is still on sale, but might be the next to sell out.

One of the sold out coins which merits some attention is the 2008 Proof 1/10 oz. Gold Eagle. The sales figures indicate a total of 29,155. This would actually mark the lowest mintage on record for any Proof $5 Gold Eagle since the series began. The current low of 34,977 was for the 1997 Proof $5 Gold Eagle.

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At February 17, 2009 at 12:07 PM , Blogger Scott said...

With all of the problems the Mint had with these coins, the production of Gold and Platinum Eagles were much higher in 1998 and 1999. The only difference between eras is that the increase between 1997 and 1998 was about 225-percent increase in production, whereas the difference between 2007 and 2008 was over 400-percent. But that was based on smaller numbers.

I will have more on this at in the coming days. Stay tuned!

At February 17, 2009 at 10:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like the one ounce and quarter ounce are about to sell out. Good call.

At February 18, 2009 at 9:13 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Mike, do you have the final sales numbers for 2008 buffalos, I would really apreciate if you could publish it. Fish74.

At February 18, 2009 at 7:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

1-oz GAEs just went off sale. They were there last night, backordered to March 5. Today only the 1/2 and 1/4-oz remain, along with the prosperity set, also backordered.

At February 19, 2009 at 8:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I ordered two MS 1/4's since this is the last year and I'm looking for another price bounce next week based on the Mint chart.


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