Endangered Golden Eagle To Make Ultra Rare (And Brief) Appearance, Then Disappear For Extended Period (Or Ever)

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WASHINGTON - The United States Mint will open sales for the 2011
American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coins at noon Eastern Time
(ET) on May 5, 2011.  The coin's cost is based on the United States
Mint's pricing structure for precious metals products.  Current pricing
information is available at http://usmint.gov/pressroom/index.cfm?flash=yes&action=goldplat.

Orders will be accepted at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or
at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).  Hearing- and speech-impaired customers
with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT (6468).  A $4.95 shipping
and handling charge will be added to all domestic orders. 

Customer
demand will determine the number of 2011 American Eagle One Ounce Gold
Uncirculated Coins minted.  There is no order limit. 

The
American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin is the collector version
of the American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin.  Struck on specially burnished
blanks, the coin bears a finish similar to its bullion counterpart but
has a "W" mint mark, indicating its production at the United States Mint
at West Point.  Each coin is encapsulated in plastic and mounted in a
presentation case accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

-Featured
on the obverse of the 22-karat gold coin (heads side) is Augustus Saint
Gaudens' full-length figure of Liberty.  The coin's reverse (tails
side) features Miley Busiek's image of a male eagle carrying an olive
branch flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her eaglets. 
 
The
United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, 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 proof, uncirculated and
commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and
platinum bullion coins.

Note:  To ensure that all members of
the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products,
orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of May 5,
2011, noon ET shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and
will not be honored.  For more information, please review the United
States Mint's Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.

h/t Alex Gloy