The last time I looked at the sales figures for the 2008-W Proof and Uncirculated Gold Eagles, the last proof option had just sold out (and then reappeared) and all uncirculated options were still available. Now, all proof options are sold out (again) and two of the uncirculated options have sold out.
The only remaining 2008 American Gold Eagle coins for sale at the US Mint are the 2008-W Uncirculated Gold Eagles in 1 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1/4 oz sizes. The Double Prosperity Set, which contains the 2008-W 1/2 oz. Uncirculated Gold Eagle and Gold Buffalo coins, is also still available.
The sales figures below represent the last reported sales figures. The first column of numbers is the individual sales total. The second is the total sold for each coin, including individual and set sales. The third column presents the last reported 2007 totals for comparison purposes.
|2008 Proof Gold Eagle Sales Figures|
|4 Coin Set||13,072|
|2008-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle Sales Figures|
|4 Coin Set||2,997|
|* includes 7,360 for Double Prosperity Set sales|
Sales figures have showed some jumps from the last examined levels. However, sales levels are still below the last reported numbers for 2007 dated Gold Eagles for all coins. The disparity is most prominent for the proof coins and the 1 oz. and 1/10 oz. uncirculated coins. The lowest total sales figure is for the 2008-W 1/4 oz. Uncirculated Gold Eagle at only 9,164. This coin is still on sale, but might be the next to sell out.
One of the sold out coins which merits some attention is the 2008 Proof 1/10 oz. Gold Eagle. The sales figures indicate a total of 29,155. This would actually mark the lowest mintage on record for any Proof $5 Gold Eagle since the series began. The current low of 34,977 was for the 1997 Proof $5 Gold Eagle.