Higher issue prices for the gold American Eagle proof coins don?t seem to be having much impact on initial orders for the coins. On the other hand, there is no danger of a quick sellout
With a one-ounce piece costing $770, a half-ounce specimen $385, a quarter-ounce coin $200, and a tenth-ounce piece $100, sales have run to 4,726, 1,501, 1,445 and 3,208 pieces, respectively. The four-coin set, which contains one of each of the four gold proof coins, costs $1,350 and sales total 4,290 sets.
These figures are as of Feb. 21. Sales began Feb. 2. See the Mint Statistics page for maximums in each category.
For silver American Eagles, sales have reached 225,208. They are still priced $27.95 each, the same as last year, and there is no maximum mintage.