2010-W $50 American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coin

If the US Mint decides to strike the 2010-W $50 American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coin, it will mark a return to a program that originally debuted in 2006.

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Four sizes of Uncirculated Gold Eagles were typically struck by the Mint – one ounce, 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce and 1/10 ounce.

The Mint did not strike the Uncirculated Eagles in 2009. According to a press release, unprecedented demand for the bullion version of the coin forced the suspension of the uncirculated strike (as well as the proof version).

Historic Mintage on Uncirculated Eagles

Premiering in 2006, the Uncirculated Gold Eagles have been struck in four sizes with the following mintages.

ITEM 2006 2007 2008 2009
One Ounce Gold Uncirculated 5,708 11,602 9,057 n/a
Half Ounce Gold Uncirculated 4,960 4,451 5,209 n/a
Quarter Ounce Gold Uncirculated 4,984 5,762 6,032 n/a
Tenth Ounce Gold Uncirculated 10,439 15,497 9,806 n/a
4 Coin Gold Uncirculated set 10,204 7004 2,851 n/a
8-8-08 Double Prosperity Set (included 1/2 ounce Eagle) n/a n/a 7,622 n/a
American Eagle 20th Anniversary 2 Coin Gold & Silver Set 19,145 n/a n/a n/a
American Eagle 20th Anniversary 3 Coin Gold Set 9,996 n/a n/a n/a

 

The table above shows all the options that the Uncirculated Gold Eagles were available in.

Issue Information

The Uncirculated Gold American Eagles had their debut in 2006 and were available for the next two years. The Mint, however, did not strike any of the coins in 2009.

Release Date

No release date, if any, has been announced by the US Mint for the Gold Eagle Uncirculated Coins.

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.

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

The obverse (heads side) of the Gold Eagles was based on the 1907 Double Eagle designed by Augustus St. Gaudens. It shows the mythical figure of Liberty walking and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful ever produced.

The reverse (tails side) shows a family of eagles. One of the adults is flying above while the other is in the nest with the eaglets. It was designed by Miley Busiek.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $50, $25, $10, $5
Finish: Uncirculated
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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