According to the United States Mint’s website, the 2013-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle has sold out. This one ounce gold coin with an uncirculated finish and the “W” mint mark represents a numismatic version of the popular bullion coin.
Sales for the product originally began on June 6, 2013 at initial pricing of $1,725 per coin. Throughout the period of availability, pricing varied based on the average market price of gold. When last available, the coins were priced at $1,525 each.
The US Mint offered the coins with no stated maximum mintage, however it seems that only a fairly small number of coins were actually struck. The sales report from last week shows 7,196 coins sold as of November 24, 2013.
Depending on where the final number falls, this will likely end up as the second lowest regular issue American Gold Eagle for the entire series. The lowest mintage coin is currently the one ounce 2012-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle, which sold out with last reported sales of 6,118 units.
Likely moving into the third and fourth lowest mintage slots are the one ounce 2011-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle at 8,822 and the one-quarter ounce 2008-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle at 8,883. A full list of Gold Eagle mintage figures can be found here.
In recent years, collectors have looked to the uncirculated Gold Eagle with “W” mint mark as a potential low mintage coin. It is only offered in one ounce size, giving it a high price point, and most collectors seem to prefer the proof version of the coin, which takes up a much larger proportion of sales.
Significantly, the sell out of the 2013-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle at higher last reported sales than the prior year issue breaks the trend of declining mintages. In recent years, many gold coins have sold out at mintage levels that would have been considered shockingly low by historical standards. In many cases, these low mintage issues haven’t seen much price appreciation, perhaps due to the anticipation that future issues would achieve even lower mintages. If the trend is finally broken and numismatic sales continue to recover, some recent low mintage issues may start to receive more attention.
2013 Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – Taft
Today, December 3, 2013, the US Mint began sales of the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set featuring William Howard Taft and Helen Taft.
Each set includes one uncirculated 2013 William Howard Taft Presidential Dollar and one Helen Taft Bronze Medal. These are mounted on a plastic display card with portraits of the President and First Lady on the front and issuance information on the back.
The coin and medal sets are price at $9.95 each with no stated mintage limit and no ordering limits.
As a reminder, the US Mint continues to run their Black Friday & Cyber Week Savings promotion, which offers free shipping on domestic web orders. The promotion will run through December 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM ET.