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 $50 1 oz Gold Eagle Proof ICG PR69 DCAM
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $2,200.00
2005-W $10 1/4 oz Proof Gold Eagle PCGS PR69DCAM**L@@K***L@@@K**
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $400.00
2005-W Gold Eagle $50 NGC PR70 DCAM American Gold Eagle AGE
Time Remaining: 23d 3h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $1,776.50
2005 W $50 American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 Liberty, DCAM Coin
Time Remaining: 3d 15h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $2,750.00
2005-W $5 Proof American Gold Eagle 1/10 oz PCGS PR-70DCAM Tough Year!
Time Remaining: 18d 3h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $299.00
2005-W $25 1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagle PCGS PR69DCAM***L@@@K***
Time Remaining: 23d 10h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $800.00
2005-W $5 (1/10 oz) Proof Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 PF 70 Deep Cameo
Time Remaining: 16d 4h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $335.00
2005 W $10 Proof Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 Proof 70
Time Remaining: 28d 9h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $699.00
2005-W $50 GOLD EAGLE 1 Oz. NGC PF70 PROOF PR70 CAMEO
Time Remaining: 20d 5h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $2,150.00