Bald eagle coin sales end Dec. 12
by Joseph Bakes
Sales of the U.S.
Mint's bald eagle commemorative coins will end
on Dec. 12, but that leaves plenty of time to
add these beautiful gold, silver and clad coins
to your collection or to obtain them as holiday
Sales of the coins include a surcharge to
support the work of the American Eagle
Foundation of Tennessee, a not-for-profit
organization that seeks to fully restore our
national symbol to the nation's skies.
The coins are available in gold, with a
denomination of $5, at $319.95 for the proof
version and $309.95 for uncirculated. The proof
silver dollar is $43.95, while the uncirculated
is $37.95. The silver-clad half dollar is $10.95
for proof coins and $8.95 for uncirculated.
A set containing an uncirculated silver dollar
and a bronze bald eagle medal from the National
Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Medal Series,
is being sold for $44.95. The proof silver
dollar also will be available in the American
Legacy Collection of 2008 coins for $100. More
information on this set will be available in the
mint's gift catalog, which is due out soon.
The mintage for all bald eagle options is
limited to 100,000 gold coins, 500,000 silver
dollars and 750,000 half-dollars.
To order, go on the mint's Web site, usmint.gov,
or call (800) 872-6468.