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 GOLD AMER EAGLE ~1/10 OZ. ~PCGS PR-69 ~MERCANTI SIGNED (MINT DIRECTOR)
Time Remaining: 17h 21m
2005 W $5 American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 First Strike 20th Anniv - 1/1 on Ebay
Time Remaining: 26d 17h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $239.97
2005-W $5 GOLD EAGLE 1/10 Oz. PCGS PF70 PROOF COIN PR70 PERFECT
Time Remaining: 2d 19h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $525.00
2005-W $50 GOLD EAGLE 1 Oz. NGC PF70 PROOF PR70 CAMEO
Time Remaining: 5d 10h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $2,385.00
2005-W $5 Proof American Gold Eagle 1/10 oz PCGS PR-70DCAM Tough Year! -136328
Time Remaining: 28d 11h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $299.00
2005-W $5 PCGS PR69DCAM 1/10th OZ, GOLD American Eagle
Time Remaining: 23d 13h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $308.20
2005-W PCGS PR70 DCAM $25 PROOF GOLD EAGLE 1/2 Ounce Gold PF West Point
Time Remaining: 22d 14h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $909.07
2005 W $25 (1/2oz) American Gold Eagle Proof - PCGS PR69DCAM
Time Remaining: 16d 19h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $795.00
2005 ICG PR-70 DCAM Proof American Gold Eagle 4 Coin FDI Set #014
Time Remaining: 5d 13h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $4,922.50