In a matter of moments on March 11, all five options for the Proof 2021-W American Eagle, Reverse of 1986 gold coins reached that the”currently unavailable” phase, on the first day of earnings.
“Currently unavailable” means product is not available now, but could be, should orders be canceled by the customer or when the Mint cancels an arrangement because of payment problems, for example expired credit cards. The product resulting from such cancellations could return in the ordering loop to meet demand.
The year’s first Proof American Eagle gold coins keep the legislated Family of Eagles reverse layout executed by artist Miley Busiek, the first design introduced in 1986.
In mid-2021, within the Mint’s efforts to integrate anti-counterfeiting technology into the production process, the agency will introduce a second kind of Proof American Eagle gold coin, all exhibiting a brand new reverse design.
The Mint offered the coins together with mintage and merchandise limits and family order restrictions:
➤ Single Proof 1-ounce gold coin: mintage limit 12,700; merchandise limit 4,500; household order limitation, yet, $2,375; 4,453 sold.
➤ Single Proof half-ounce gold coin: mintage limit 9,800; product limitation 1,600; household order limitation, yet, $1,205; 1,573 sold.
➤ Single Proof quarter-ounce gold coin: mintage limitation, 10,900; merchandise limit 2,700; household order limitation, one, $615; 2,659 sold.
➤ Single Proof tenth-ounce gold coin: mintage limitation, 16,200; merchandise limitation 8,000; household order limitation, one, $260; 7,775 sold.
➤ Four-coin Proof golden collection: 8,200 product limitation; home order limitation, yet, $4,410; 8,017 sold.
The recently implemented Authorized Bulk Purchase Program enabled the 18 participating dealers to place orders before March 11, each for a maximum of 45 of the four-coin sets and 25 of the only 1-ounce gold Proof coins.
Traders qualifying for the ABPP have bought $500,000 in U.S. Mint numismatic products for each of the last couple of decades.
The costs for gold Proof coins purchased early comprised a 5% premium over the retail issue price, in addition to the price of picking up the products March 8 in the Mint’s contracted purchase fulfillment socket, PFSweb, in Memphis, Tennessee.
American Eagle gold coins bearing the brand new reverse design are expected to be released later this year in many different merchandise. Mint officials have provided few details about the future goods, although Proof models are anticipated.
Both numismatic versions along with the bullion coins are going to obtain the new reverse design when it is ready.