2000 American Gold Eagle Coins

The 2000 American Gold Eagle Coins saw significant declines in their bullion mintage while the number of proof strikes grew.

2000 American Gold Eagle Coins
Mintage: 433,319 One Ounce Bullion, 33,007 One Ounce Proof
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Coming off of the pre-Y2K concerns, many appear to have lost interest in the investment-grade bullion coins. The previous year saw a record number of the strikes being purchased, but 2000 would not even attain a quarter of that number.

The gold market did little to spur anyone’s interest in the strikes. It climbed to a high of $312.70 during February of 2000 only to be counteracted by a low of $263.80 in October. Averaged out, the year came in at $279.11, up $.13 from where it was the previous year.

2000 Gold Eagle Mintage

Bullion Gold Eagle Mintage

After having attained record levels the year before, Bullion Gold Eagle mintage slid significantly with the 1/10 Ounce Eagle taking the hardest hit. Still, the total number of Proof Gold Eagles sold this year would not be attained again for several years.

The chart below shows the total mintage of 2000-dated Bullion Gold Eagles:

One Ounce Bullion Gold Eagle 433,319
1/2 Ounce Bullion Gold Eagle 79,287
1/4 Ounce Bullion Gold Eagle 128,964
1/2 Ounce Bullion Gold Eagle 569,153

Proof Gold Eagle Mintage

Contrary to the Bullion Eagles, the Proof Gold Eagles showed improvement again marking the second year in a row in which they had done so. The gains were most attributable to the larger number of Four Coin Sets sold, showing an increase of 1,578 sets.

The chart below shows the total mintage of 2000-dated Proof Gold Eagles which includes the number sold as part of the Gold Eagle 4-Coin Set (of which 25,049 were sold).

One Ounce Proof Gold Eagle 33,007
1/2 Ounce Proof Gold Eagle 32,028
1/4 Ounce Proof Gold Eagle 36,036
1/10 Ounce Proof Gold Eagle 49,971

Issue Information

The Gold Eagle Program had been available from the US Mint for fifteen years with the release of the 2000 Gold Eagles.

Release Date

Proof Gold Eagles were first available from the US Mint on May 15, 2000. Bullion Eagles were available from the US Mint’s network of authorized purchasers for most of the year.

Issue Price

Proof Gold Eagles were sold by the US Mint for $570 for the One Ounce Eagle, $285 for the 1/2 Ounce Eagle, $150 for the 1/4 Ounce Eagle and $70 for the 1/10 Ounce Eagle – the same price as had been charged the previous year. The 4-Coin Set was $999. Bullion Gold Eagles were available from the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers for a small premium above the spot price of the gold in them.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

All Proof Gold Eagles were struck at the US Mint’s facility in West Point and indicates that fact with a ‘W’ mintmark.

Designer & Sculptor

First featured on the 1907-1933 Double Eagle Coin, the image of Lady Liberty found on the obverse (heads side) of the Gold Eagle was designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Miley Busiek designed the family of eagles image that is found on the reverse (tails side) of the coin.

Coin Specifications

(For One Ounce Gold Eagles)

Face Value: $50
Finish: Bullion, Proof
Composition: 91.67% Gold, 3% Silver, 5.33% Copper
Standard Weight: 33.930 g
Standard Diameter: 32.70 mm
Edge: Reeded

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