2010-W American Eagle Gold Proof Coin

The 2010-W American Eagle Gold Proof Coins marked a return to a program originally authorized by the Bullion Act of 1985.

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Typically struck by the Mint annually, the Gold Proof Eagles are usually available in four different sizes- one ounce, 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce and 1/10 ounce.

The Mint cancelled the Proof Eagles in 2009 owing to the fact that it was facing unprecedented demand for the bullion versions of the coin. However, because of an increase in the amount of available planchets as well as declining interest in the bullion coins, the Mint was able to release the 2010 Proof Eagles.

Historic Mintage on Proof Eagles

As an indicator of how the Proof Gold Eagles sell, the following table shows the mintage on the one ounce coin:

1986 – 446,290

1987 – 147,498

1988 – 87,133

1989 – 54,570

1990 – 62,401

1991 – 50,411

1992 – 44,826

1993 – 34,389

1994 – 46,674

1995 – 46,484

1996 – 36,000

1997 – 27,554

1998 – 26,060

1999 – 31,446

2000 – 33,006

2001 – 24,555

2002 – 27,499

2003 – 28,344

2004 – 28,215

2005 – 35,246

2006 – 37,096

2007 – 51,810

2008 – 30,237

2009 – N/A

 

The numbers shown above for the one ounce coin include those sold as part of the Proof Gold Eagle 4-Coin Sets.

Issue Information

Gold Proof Eagles have been sold annually since 1986, with the exception of 2009. That year, they were cancelled due to unprecedented demand for the bullion version of the coins.

Release Date

The US Mint released the 2010 Proof Gold Eagles on October 7, 2010

Issue Price

The Mint utilizes a pricing matrix for the cost of the gold Eagles which links the price of the coins to the average of the London Fix for gold the previous week. The debut price of the coins stood at $1,585 for the one ounce, $806.00 for the 1/2 ounce, $415.50 for the 1/4 ounce and $180.50 for the 1/10 ounce. The 4-coin set debuted for $2,938.00.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

A "W" mintmark found on each coin indicates it was struck at the US Mint’s facility in West Point.

Designer & Sculptor

Augustus St. Gaudens originally designed the obverse (heads side) for the Double Eagle Coin which originally appeared in 1907. It features Liberty walking.

The reverse (tails side) shows a family of eagles with one in flight and the rest in a nest. It was designed by Miley Busiek.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $50, $25, $10, $5
Finish: Proof
Composition: 91.67% Au 3% Ag 5.33% Cu
Standard Weight: 33.930 g, 16.965 g, 8.483 g, 3.393 g
Standard Diameter: 32.70 mm, 27 mm, 22 mm, 16.5 mm
Edge: Reeded

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