July 17, 2024

2011 American Gold Eagle Release Date

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders from authorized purchasers for 2011 Gold Eagle bullion coins on January 3, 2011. This will coincide with the start of sales for the 2011-dated Silver Eagles.

Initially, the US Mint will only offer the one ounce version of the 2011 Gold Eagle. Each year since 1986, fractional weight coins have also been offered to accommodate different investment levels and provide greater flexibility. Other sizes include one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce coins. For the past two years, the Mint has released the one ounce coins first, with the fractional versions offered later in the year.

American Gold Eagles feature Augustus Saint Gaudens’ design used for the $20 double eagle, minted from 1907 to 1933, on the obverse. This is paired with an image depicting a family of eagles on the reverse, designed by Miley Busiek. The composition of the Gold Eagle is 22 karat, or 91.67% purity. Each coin contains its stated weight in pure gold.

As with other bullion coins, the US Mint utilizes a network of authorized purchasers to distribute Gold Eagles to the public. There are six primary distributors who may purchase gold bullion directly from the Mint. The price paid is determined based on the London PM Gold Fix on the date following the order date, plus a premium of 3% (for one ounce coins). The minimum order quantity is 1,000 ounces.

The US Mint will continue to sell 2010 Gold Eagles to authorized purchasers as long as inventories remain. Any 2010-dated coins remaining on January 3, 2011 will be sold on a ratio basis to authorized purchasers who order 2011-dated coins.