2007 American Gold Eagle Coins

The 2007 American Gold Eagle Coins saw increases for the Proof Gold Eagles, but declines in both the bullion and uncirculated versions of the coin.

2007 American Gold Eagle Coins
Mintage: 140,016 One Ounce Bullion, 51,810 One Ounce Proof, 18,606 One Ounce Uncirculated
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Factoring into the bullion decline, the gold market continued to rise as it had done annually since bottoming out in 2001. The precious metal averaged $695.39 an ounce for the year, up a very respectable $91.93 from the previous year’s average.

Also probably affecting the bullion mintage was the fact that 2007 marked the second year in which the US Mint created a numismatic version of the coin – the Uncirculated Gold Eagle.

2007 Gold Eagle Mintage

Bullion Gold Eagle Mintage

Total Bullion Gold Eagle mintage reached a record low level for the year, being drug down by One ounce and 1/4 Ounce Eagles which had also never reached a lower level before.

The chart below shows the total mintage of 2007-dated Bullion Gold Eagles:

One Ounce Bullion Gold Eagle 140,016
1/2 Ounce Bullion Gold Eagle 47,002
1/4 Ounce Bullion Gold Eagle 34,004
1/2 Ounce Bullion Gold Eagle 190,010

Proof Gold Eagle Mintage

Proof Eagle mintage showed improvement across the board. This was somewhat surprising as no special sets were offered by the Mint during the year aside from the normal 4-Coin Set.

The chart below shows the total mintage of 2007-dated Proof Gold Eagles which includes the number sold as part of the Proof Gold Eagle 4-Coin Set (of which 34,236 were sold).

One Ounce Proof Gold Eagle 51,810
1/2 Ounce Proof Gold Eagle 44,025
1/4 Ounce Proof Gold Eagle 46,189
1/10 Ounce Proof Gold Eagle 58,553

Uncirculated Gold Eagle Mintage

Uncirculated Gold Eagle mintage declined for the year owing to the fact that they were not included in any special sets during the year as they had been in their debut year of 2006.

The chart below shows the total mintage of 2007-dated Uncirculated Gold Eagles which includes the number sold as part of the Uncirculated Gold Eagle 4-Coin Set (of which 7,004 were sold).

One Ounce Uncirculated Gold Eagle 18,606
1/2 Ounce Uncirculated Gold Eagle 11,455
1/4 Ounce Uncirculated Gold Eagle 12,766
1/10 Ounce Uncirculated Gold Eagle 22,501

Issue Information

The 2007 Gold Eagles were the twenty-second year in which the US Mint produced the strikes.

Release Date

Bullion Eagles were available from the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers for most of the year. The Mint started offering the Gold Proof Eagles on February 5, 2007 while the Uncirculated Gold Eagles were offered on April 27, 2007.

Issue Price

The Mint sold the Bullion Eagles through its network of authorized purchasers for a small premium above the current spot price of the gold contained within them. The Mint also adjusted the prices of its Proof and Uncirculated Eagles during the year to adjust for the rising cost of gold.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

A ‘W’ mintmark on the proof and uncirculated Gold Eagles indicate they were struck at the US Mint’s facility in West Point.

Designer & Sculptor

A version of Lady Liberty that was first featured on the 1907-1933 Double Eagle Coins found on the obverse (heads side) of the Gold Eagles. It was originally designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The reverse (tails side) shows the nest of a family of eagles with the male soaring above it. It was designed by Miley Busiek.

Coin Specifications

(For One Ounce Gold Eagles)

Face Value: $50
Finish: Bullion, Proof, Uncirculated
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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