Prices were increased Wednesday, August 29, for each of the U.S. Mint’s gold coin collecting products, including the popular American Eagle gold coins, First Spouse issues, American Buffalo and related gold commemorative coins.
Price increases came as a result of a higher average in the London price of gold between last Thursday and Wednesday. The average moved into a higher coin pricing tier of $1,650.00 to $1,699.99 an ounce, which called for a $50 price increase per ounce of gold within coin collecting products produced from the precious metal.
Overall, 14 gold products offered by the U.S. Mint had their prices raised. The following grid breaks down the price increases for each:
|Coin Collecting Products||New Prices||Price Increase|
|Garfield and Hayes Proof First Spouse Gold Coins||$1,004.00||$25.00|
|2011-2012-W American Buffalo||$1,960.00||$50.00|
|2012-W (1 oz) Proof Gold American Eagle||$1,935.00||$50.00|
|2012-W (1/2 oz) Proof Gold American Eagle||$981.00||$25.00|
|2012-W (1/4 oz) Proof Gold American Eagle||$503.00||$12.50|
|2012-W (1/10 oz) Proof Gold American Eagle||$215.50||$5.00|
|2011-2012-W Proof American Gold Eagle 4-Coin Set||$3,585.50||$92.50|
|2012-W (1 oz) Uncirculated American Eagle||$1,928.00||$50|
|2012 Proof $5 Star-Spangled Banner Coin||$510.00||$12.15|
|2012 Uncirculated $5 Star-Spangled Banner $5 Coin||$500.00||$12.15|
|2012 Star-Spangled Banner Two-Coin Set||$560.85||$12.15|
The next earliest possible time for coin prices to change again would be next Wednesday, September 5, 2012. For that to happen, the weekly average of gold on the London Fix would need to move outside of $1,650.00 to $1,699.99 an ounce.
Prices for collector platinum coins may also adjust weekly based on market movements of platinum, but levels did not change enough following last week’s adjustment when the Platinum Eagle’s price jumped $100.
The coin collecting products above are available from the United States Mint website at http://www.usmint.gov/.
Information about each of the products may also be found on this site’s section about U.S. Coins.