2013-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle Sold Out

2013-W Gold EagleAccording 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.

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  1. KEITHSTER says

    Yup wanted one of these but with all the spendy offers have to pick and choose but thankfull I got um last year but it is nice to see they a little brother so they won’t be too far apart. Also glad I got a couple of extra FM’s thought they would make a nice sub-set along with the next one comming out? Atb’s with bldg’s maybe the lighthouse would fit in and we’ll have to see how many others have bldg’s on them? Or you could do the ones with wildlife or mountains for those that don’t want them all just saying:) Did snag that one with the funny missing frosting did someone have that or do that then send it back? Would love to here if any one has one like it? GOOD LUCK YA’LL

  2. VARich says

    KEITHSTER – are you saying you received a P puck without the vapor blasting or frosting as you put it? If so, do share…

  3. VARich says

    OT – about 3 months ago, someone chimed in here with a PR Buff that had a hole in the rim that appeared to be a defective plank and NGC, as I recall, was in the process of making an assessment of it. IT didn’t appear to be a doctored photo so it seemed real.., did we ever get closure on what that was about?

    Was it in fact a deflective gold plank and if so, I wonder what it is fetching now and if it has any brothers out there…

  4. KEITHSTER says

    Only a little is missing starts on a conerstone on the first bldg. on the right level with the top course of stone on the second bldg.That whole top course of stone is missing the vapor blast just that course the roff and lower couse are perfect and have it. Then the line follows the arched doorway around the arch and ends there no other part is missing the blast. It can be seen with the eye if you wiggle the coin but use a eye loupe it’s got me asking? Think it may have been done on purpose to check the vapor blasting then sent on it’s way unless theres more of them out there? So check yours please and let us know? Good luck to you:):>

  5. VARich says

    Very interesting! Maybe you can claim to have the first ‘enhanced’ AtB puck! haha I always wanted to see that one enhanced!

  6. HIdalgo says

    I did not purchase this coin as I already bought the Reverse Proof buffalo coin and also, the ASE silver eagle set. My discretionary budget is limited. Good luck to all who chase low mintages. I hope this gold coin will reap you plenty of happiness and profit!

  7. Jus-a-coin-luvr says

    Guess paying attention to those weekly sales reports and end of calendar year timing could have predicted this situation. I can’t afford to be buying all the Gold pieces either, but this could be good news for those that chose this particular Eagle. If I owned it, I’d of just kept it anyway, so whether 6K or 60K wouldn’t have made much difference in my case. 🙂

  8. Ray says

    @Samuel, this may not be a new low mintage, but it will without a doubt be a winner. MS70s are already fetching hefty premiums. It’s exciting!!

  9. Samuel says

    Ray, burnished MS70s always fetch hefty premiums, no matter which year, even the PF 70. i have some in OGPs, and a 12 MS70. i dont like the shiney proof ones.

  10. Leo S. says

    If anyone still has a Perry 5 oz. on order and the website to check on your order to ship date keeps changing to one day further in the future you may be out of luck. I have one and just checked with the mint and they said I am out of luck. I ordered it 4 days before it officially sold out and they said “To Bad”. I ask to be transferred to the warehouse to see if there were any left and they said that the warehouse had no phone. NO PHONE – come on. Ask to speak with headquarters and they were closed. If they have no product, the website should say so instead of letting you believe you can order one.

    I feel better now.

  11. KEITHSTER says

    Ya I had the same luck on the WM’s ordered 5 days before sold out but that time it only took two weeks to get the No Longer Available put on the order. Bet the same will happen on the Fort Mchenry’s ? Did manage to get 2 Perry’s but got in right before the backorder looks like they willbe the lowest mintage of the 13’s and they both look sweet the one does have a little light brush marks on the rim? Good and better luck all:):>

  12. high low silver says

    Leo S. Why didn’t you get one in the summer for the same price and free shippig ? You sound like those whiners from 2011 lol.

  13. VARich says

    Ray – it is exciting! I started a little fund for the next Unc low in ’16 when gold is back to $2k and we’re all enamored by the classic releases and 30th ASE surprise. ;7 Good luck all!

    HLS – you behave yourself. Otherwise I’m going to have to drive up Rt 15 and take your coins from you until you decide play nice out here lol.

  14. thePhelps says

    Capitulation comes with a price tag…

    My only regret on these is that I didn’t order extras of the Perry – even though I disliked the coin itself. Like many others apparently… the reason I list that as a regret is because with the low numbers – someone will still be wanting it in the future for their set and I could have sold it at a profit to help fill in my missing coins.

    I hope to buy A gold coin someday… but will probably wait until next year with the prices in flux this year.

  15. thePhelps says

    NQ6 2013 ATB SILVER UNC 5 OZ – PY VTY 17,719
    NQ7 2013 ATB SILVER UNC 5 OZ – GT BSN 17,809

  16. VA Bob says

    I have mixed feelings on these burnished gold offerings. I kind of wish the Mint just put the “W” on the regular bullion versions and sold them. They are all made at West Point anyway, and the collector could avoid the markup. I understand those folks that chase the low mintages, the differences are just so minute.

  17. high low silver says

    Walmart.com has a waiting room working now.It says ‘our site is extra busy’ and It clocks while I was waiting.

  18. stephen m says

    Rt 15? that’s close to me. I’ll keep a watchful eye out for strangers. @ thePhelps, I’m wishing for lower gold prices next year in order to maybe make a purchase also, we shall see.

  19. Jon in CT says

    Stupid BOE missed a golden opportunity when it failed to produce even a single product associated with the new $100 bill introduced this year.

  20. Ikaika says

    @Jon in CT

    I did call the BEP customer service and they did not rule out the possibility of a product for the new $100 bill. Let’s keep our fingers crossed 🙂

  21. VA Bob says

    Wontaker – that should go for $800. If you thought the mark up for clad was bad, paper really makes one ill.

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