A sellout was declared Sept. 1 for the American Eagle 20th Anniversary Gold Coin Set just 48 hours after the U.S. Mint placed it on sale.
The $2,610 set features three American Eagle one-ounce gold coins in proof, reverse proof and uncirculated finishes. A maximum sales limit of 10,000 was imposed. All coins in the set have a ?W? mintmark for West Point. Buyers know that the only way to get one of the 10,000 reverse proofs was by getting this set.
Sales of the other two special anniversary sets were also strong, but had not reached a sellout by press time.
Some 103,205 of a three-coin silver American Eagle set were sold of a maximum quantity of 250,000 available. It is priced at $100 each. Like the gold, the silver coins in this set come in proof, reverse proof and uncirculated finishes. The proof and uncirculated coins have a ?W? mintmark, while the reverse proof has a ?P? mintmark.
A third set features ?W? mintmarked examples of an uncirculated one-ounce gold American Eagle and a silver American Eagle. Coins sold through the usual bullion coin channels carry no mintmark at all. Sales of this third set totaled 14,783 out of 20,000 possible.
The Mint?s Web address is www.usmint.gov. Telephone number is 800-USA-MINT.