In response to the request of customers, the United States Mint released the 2005 Proof Gold Eagle products much earlier than in previous years. The coins went on sale on January 13, 2005.
For the third year in a row, prices were increased for the offering, following the higher market price of gold. The individual one ounce proof coin was $720, compared to $675 in 2004, $630 in 2003, and $570 in 2002. Pricing for the individual fractional weight coins and the four coin set option saw proportionally similar price increases during this period.
Compared to the previous year, the United States Mint slightly increased the product limits. At these higher levels, sell outs or near sell outs were achieved. The four coin set was the most popular option, selling 25,461 units.
The design for the proof Gold Eagles remained the same as always, with Augustus Saint Gaudens' stunning depiction of Liberty before the rising sun pictured on the obverse and Miley Busiek's family of eagles on the reverse. The coins were minted in 22 karat gold and contained one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, or one-tenth ounce of pure gold.
During 2005, the price of gold spent most of the first half of the year trading within a narrow range between $420 and $440 per ounce. In the second half of the year, the price broke higher, extending to $540 per ounce before a pull back. The closing price for the year was $513 per ounce.
2005 Proof Gold Eagle Prices, Limits, and Sales
|Product||Initial Price||Product Limit||Mintage Limit||Final Sales|
|4 Coin Set||$1,260.00||26,000||N/A||25,461|
2005 Proof Gold Eagles For Sale
2005 W $5 American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 First Strike 20th Anniv - 1/1 on Ebay
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2005-W PCGS PR70 DCAM $25 PROOF GOLD EAGLE 1/2 Ounce Gold PF West Point
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2005-W $5 PCGS PR69DCAM 1/10th OZ, GOLD American Eagle
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2005 ICG PR-70 DCAM Proof American Gold Eagle 4 Coin FDI Set #014
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2005-W $5 Proof American Gold Eagle 1/10 oz PCGS PR-70DCAM Tough Year! -136328
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2005-W $25 Eagle PCGS PR70DCAM 1/2 ounce American Gold Deep Cameo Proof coin
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2005-W NGC PF70 UCAM $5 PROOF GOLD EAGLE 1/10 Ounce PR Ultra Cameo West Point
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2005-W 20th Anniversary $25 Gold Eagle PR70DCAM PCGS
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2005-W $25 Gold Eagle PCGS PR-69DCAM U.S. Mint Director Signature Series -144604
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