A rise in the market price of gold had an impact on the 2003 Proof Gold Eagle offerings. For the first time in five years, prices of the individual and four coin set were adjusted.
The prices in effect for the proof Gold Eagles had previously been established in 1998. At this time product prices had been slightly decreased from previous levels to account for a decline in the market price of gold. Prior to this, prices had also been adjusted in 1987 and 1990. These two occasions had been price increases.
Sales of the 2003 Proof Gold Eagles began at the US Mint on May 13, 2003. A quick sell out was achieved for the individual one ounce option, with the entire maximum product limit of 8,000 ordered by customers by July 6, 2003. Remaining options sold relatively quickly throughout the remainder of the year. The individual one-half ounce coin ultimately recorded sales of 7,758, the individual one-quarter ounce reached 9,780, and the one-tenth ounce coin reached 19,515.
The four coin set option, which contained the one ounce coin and other options that had sold out individually, remained available until the end of the year. The US Mint ceased accepting orders on December 31, 2003. The multi-coin option ultimately sold 20,512 units out of the maximum 21,000 product limit established.
By the end of the year, the price of gold had reached $416.25 per ounce. As precious metals prices continued to rise in the coming years, it would continue to have a significant impact on pricing and ordering patterns for the annual proof gold Eagle.
2003 Proof Gold Eagle Prices, Limits, and Sales
|Product||Initial Price||Product Limit||Mintage Limit||Final Sales|
|4 Coin Set||$1,098.00||21,000||N/A||20,512|
2003 Proof Gold Eagles For Sale
2003 $5 1/10 oz Gold Eagle PCGS PR70DCAM-12TH CHIEF ENGRAVER OF THE U.S. MINT
Time Remaining: 28d 23h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $1,000.00
2003-W PCGS PR70 DCAM $5 GOLD American EAGLE 1/10 Ounce gold PF West Point Proof
Time Remaining: 17d 21h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $429.00
2003 W 1 oz $50 Gold American Eagle PCGS PR 69 DCAM
Time Remaining: 26d 20h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $1,571.40
2003-W $50 (1 oz) Proof Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 PF 70 Deep Cameo
Time Remaining: 7d 1h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $1,999.00
2003-W PCGS PR69DCAM $10 Gold Eagle 1/4 Ounce
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $549.49
2003 W PROOF AMERICAN GOLD EAGLE $5 1/10th OUNCE PCGS PR69DCAM
Time Remaining: 18d
Buy It Now for only: $289.95
2003-W $25 (1/2 oz) Proof Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 PF 70 DCam
Time Remaining: 7d 1h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $999.00
2003-W PCGS PR69DCAM $5 Gold Eagle 1/10 Ounce
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $274.95
2003-W Gold Eagle $50 One-Ounce PR 69 DCAM Deep Cameo PCGS 1 oz Fine Gold
Time Remaining: 22d 18h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $1,795.00