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Sales start tomorrow

Ready, set, go! The Mint begins sales of the proof platinum American Eagle coins and the “W” mintmarked uncirculated American Eagle coins tomorrow at noon Eastern Daylight Time.

I was given 25 hours notice.

The proofs have limited mintages and the “W” uncirculated coins do not.

This year’s reverse design honors the Executive Branch of government.

Price of the proof one-ounce coin is $1,599.95 each. Mintage limit is 6,000 individual pieces and another possible 10,000 will be sold in the proof four-coin platinum American Eagle set.

The half-ounce proof is $809.95 and has a mintage limit of 5,000 plus another 10,000 in the set.

The quarter ounce is $439.95 and has a mintage limit of 5,000 individual coins plus another 10,000 in the set.

For the tenth-ounce, the price is $229.95. Mintage is 10,000 plus another 10,000 in the four-coin proof set.

The full four-coin proof set is $2,949.95.

Prices for the “W” uncirculated coins are a bit less expensive. The one-ounce coin is $1,489.95.

For the half ounce, the price is $759.95, the quarter ounce is $399.95 and the tenth ounce is $189.95.

The full four-coin “W” uncirculated set is $2,769.95.

There are no maximum mintages for the “W” platinum American Eagles.

Visit the Mint Web site at By phone, the order number is (800) USA-MINT.