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2008 American Bald Eagle Coins Available 01/15/08

BALD EAGLE RECOVERY ACT
January 14th, 2005

The "American Bald Eagle Recovery and National Emblem Commemorative Coin Act" (H.R. 4116) was been signed into law by President George W. Bush to celebrate and further aid the recovery of the American Bald Eagle.  During the final hours of the 108th Congress, the House of Representatives and Senate passed the legislation by unanimous consent right after the Intelligence bill was voted on.

 

The new law authorizes the U.S. Mint to create and market a gold, silver and clad coin set ($5, $1 and $.50 pieces) in 2008 on the occasion of the 35th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  A surcharge from the sale of each coin sold will be earmarked to create a special American Eagle Fund endowment managed by the not-for-profit American Eagle Foundation.  When the coin set sells out, it could raise $10 million for the eagle protection cause.

The final designs for each of the bald eagle commemorative coins.

Designs for the 2008 American Bald Eagle Recovery and National Emblem Commemorative Coin Program (United States Mint images)

A $5 gold coin, a $1 silver coin and a half-dollar clad coin all honor the American Bald Eagle in 2008.
These three coins are also issued in special commemorate Proof and Uncirculated versions.

 

The half-dollar or $0.50 clad American Bald Eagle design

The obverse (face) of the half-dollar coin was designed by Donna Weaver with Charles Vickers sculpting. The coinís reverse was sculpted by Joseph Menna and designed by Susan Gamble.

Half-dollar clad coin designs for the 2008 American Bald Eagle Recovery and National Emblem Commemorative Coin Program (United States Mint images)

Mintage limits are set to a total of 750,000 for the proof and uncirculated versions.
The price for these Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins are:

Product
Price*
Household Limit/Individual Limit
50c Proof Clad
$9.95
100/NA
50c Uncirculated Clad
$7.95
100/NA

*These are introductory prices that last from 12:00 p.m. (ET) on January 15, 2008 through 5:00 p.m. (ET) on February 14, 2008. After the 14th, each product price will go up by $1.00. ***

These prices include a $3 surcharge for the American Eagle Foundation.

$1 silver American Bald Eagle coin design and mintage limits

The obverse (front) of the $1 silver coin was designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Don Everhart.† The coinís reverse, sculpted by Jim Licaretz, comes from a replica of the first Great Seal of the United States that was used between 1782 and 1841.†

$1 Silver coin designs for the 2008 American Bald Eagle Recovery and National Emblem Commemorative Coin Program (United States Mint images)

Mintage limits are set to a total of 500,000 for the proof and uncirculated versions.
The price for these Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins are:

Product
Price*
Household Limit/Individual Limit
$1 Proof Silver $39.95
100/NA
$1 Uncirculated Silver $35.95
100/NA

*These are introductory prices that last from 12:00 p.m. (ET) on January 15, 2008 through 5:00 p.m. (ET) on February 14, 2008. After the 14th, the Proof Silver Dollar will be $43.95 and the Uncirculated Silver Dollar $37.95.***

These prices include a $10 surcharge for the American Eagle Foundation.

$5 gold American Bald Eagle and mintage limits

The obverse (front) of the $5 gold coin sculpted by Phebe Hemphill and designed by Susan Gamble. The coinís reverse was sculpted by Don Everhart and comes from an image of the 1903 engraved, Great Seal of the United States.

$5 Gold coin designs for the 2008 American Bald Eagle Recovery and National Emblem Commemorative Coin Program (United States Mint images)

Mintage limits are set to a total of 100,000 for the proof and uncirculated versions. The price for these Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins are:

Product
Price*
Household Limit/Individual Limit
$5 Proof Gold $294.95
100/NA
$5 Uncirculated Gold $284.95
100/NA

*These are introductory prices that last from 12:00 p.m. (ET) on January 15, 2008 through 5:00 p.m. (ET) on February 14, 2008. After the 14th, the Proof $5 Gold coin will be $319.95 and the Uncirculated $5 Gold coin $309.95. ***

These prices include a $35 surcharge for the American Eagle Foundation.

2008 American Bald Eagle sets

In addition to the product offerings above, the Mint also has several interesting sets for sale:

Product
Coins Included
Price*
Household Limit/Individual Limit
Three-Coin Proof Set
Proof of $1 Silver, $5 Gold and 50c Clad
$369.95
One/25,000
Young Collectorís Set
Unc. 50c Clad and content designed for children
$14.95

NA/Offered only until 04/15/08

Coin and Medal Set
Unc. $1 Silver and Bronze Bald Eagle Medal
$44.95

Five/50,000



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