Coin Sales End Friday
Time is running
out to order 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative
Coins, the United States Mint reminded
collectors in a notice Wednesday. Sales for all
options end Friday, December 12, at 5 p.m. (ET).
All three legal tender coins (gold, silver &
clad) celebrate the successful recovery and
restoration of the Bald Eagle to America’s skies
and the upcoming 35th Anniversary of the
Endangered Species Act on December 28.
Surcharges payments of $35 per gold piece, $10
per silver coin, and $3 for each clad
commemorative are made to the American Eagle
Foundation (AEF), which is not-for-profit
dedicated to protecting the majestic Bald Eagle
and its habitat.
"This is the last chance for collectors and
investors to order these popular and beautiful
precious metal coins from the federal
government," said AEF president Al Cecere.
"After December 12th, they’ll only be available
from coin dealers and shopping networks at much
The maximum mintage for all Bald Eagle
Commemorative Coin options, including sets, is
limited to 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 silver
dollar coins and 750,000 clad half-dollars, with
no order limits in place.