Friday, January 18, 2008

Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins Available January 15

WASHINGTON - The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Bald Eagle Commemorative Coin Program at 12 Noon (ET) on January 15, 2008.

Surcharges collected from the sale of Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins are authorized to be paid to the American Eagle Foundation of Tennessee to further its work.

The Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins will be available in six individual coin options: a $5 gold coin, a silver dollar coin, and a half-dollar clad coin each available in proof and uncirculated versions. Also available will be a Three-Coin Proof Set, a Coin and Medal Set, and a Young Collector's Set. Additionally, later this year, the annual United States Mint American Legacy CollectionTM will feature a Bald Eagle Proof Silver Dollar.

The maximum mintage across 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. Household order limits will be in effect for the . . .

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