All product options for the 2013-W Proof American Gold Eagle have now sold out at the United States Mint. The final sell out to occur was for the individual one-quarter ounce coin.
The 2013 Proof Gold Eagles originally went on sale April 13, 2013. As in prior years, the US Mint offered individual one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce coins, as well as a four coin set. There were product limits established for each option, although the US Mint did not strike coins to the full extent of the limits.
A sell out for the four coin set had occurred in the final days of December. This was followed by the sell out of the individual one ounce coin on January 3 and the individual one-tenth ounce coin on January 15. This week, the individual one-half ounce and one-quarter ounce coins sold out.
The table below shows the last reported sales for each product option. The second number column shows the tentative mintage for each coin based on the last reported sales figures. This is calculated by adding together the individual and set sales.
2013 Proof Gold Eagle Sales (as of January 26, 2014)
The sales totals for the two most recently sold out products can be expected to change in the next sales report, however the other numbers seem to have settled out for now. Later slight modifications may occur once the US Mint provides final audited mintage figures.
Based on the numbers currently available, it seems that the one-half ounce and one-quarter ounce coins will establish new mintage lows for the respective denominations in proof format. The figures come in below the final sales for the 2012-dated coins, which represented the previous lows. The last reported sales for the 2012-dated one half ounce coin was 12,919 and the one-quarter ounce coin was 13,926.
As mentioned in the past, the new lows for the Proof Gold Eagles haven’t seemed to carry much of an impression with collectors in terms of secondary market price appreciation. In recent years, price gains have tended to occur for coins which establish have established a new mintage low by a wide margin and/or which have sold out unexpectedly.