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

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


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