Something that I missed last Friday was the announcement by the US Mint of their pending sale of uncirculated American Eagles as part of the Mint’2006 Holiday Catalog. These special uncirculated Eagles will be struck at the Mint facility in West Point and carry the “W” mint mark. The mint says that these coins will be struck on specially burnished planchets. Coins will be encapsulated and will include a Certificate of Authenticity.

The design of the gold and silver coins in this program will be the same as their proof and uncirculated counterparts. Platinum coins will use the same obverse as the proof and uncirculated coins with the reverse featuring the design honoring the Legislative Branch of the federal government that is used on the platinum proof coin.

The Mint is pricing their coins “at the relative mid-point between the American Eagle Proof Coins and the American Eagle Bullion Coins.” Prices will be as follows:

Platinum American Eagles

  • 1 ounce $1,390
  • ½ ounce $720
  • ¼ ounce $390
  • 1/10 ounce $180
  • four coin set $2,585

Gold American Eagles

  • 1 ounce $720
  • ½ ounce $375
  • ¼ ounce $190
  • 1/10 ounce $85
  • four coin set $1,350

Silver American Eagles

  • 1 ounce $19.95

These coins will be on sale beginning September 28, 2006 from the Mint’s website and via their phone ordering service 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). As with other collectibles, the Mint will probably place order limits during the initial offering phase. The Mint has not disclosed what these limits will be.

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