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Gold Liberty sales reach 16,746

Sales of the gold 225th Anniversary gold $100 offered by the U.S. Mint for $1,640 each on April 6 surged for 24 hours and then backed off, following a typical pattern for modern Mint issues.

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At the opening, buyers took 14,285 of the one-ounce gold coins depicting Miss Liberty as an African-American.

By April 12 another 2,461 had been purchased. A Mint spokesman said the running sales tally stood at 16,746 out of a possible 100,000. On the same date, the rising cost of gold bullion caused the Mint to raise its sales price to $1,690 each.

Each of these proof coins has a lettered edge saying, “225th Anniversary.”

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