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 PCGS PR70 DCAM $5 PROOF GOLD EAGLE 1/10 Ounce Gold PF West Point
Time Remaining: 27d 17h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $298.97
2005-W PCGS PR70 DCAM $50 GOLD American EAGLE 1 Ounce gold PF West Point Proof
Time Remaining: 26d 23h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $1,879.74
2005-W $50 One Ounce Proof American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70DCAM
Time Remaining: 9d 14h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $1,899.00
2005 W $25 (1/2oz) American Gold Eagle Proof - PCGS PR69DCAM
Time Remaining: 19d 5h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $777.00
2005-W $25 Eagle PCGS PR70DCAM 1/2 ounce American Gold Deep Cameo Proof coin
Time Remaining: 14d 17h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $795.00
2005-W $5 Proof American Gold Eagle 1/10 oz PCGS PR-70DCAM Tough Year! -136328
Time Remaining: 27d 18h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $299.00
2005-W PCGS PR70 DCAM $25 PROOF GOLD EAGLE 1/2 Ounce Gold PF West Point
Time Remaining: 21d 21h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $924.87
Set of 4 2005-W Gold Eagles PCGS PR70DCAM Proof Deep Cameo Gold coins Diehl
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $3,545.62
2005-W NGC PF70 UCAM $5 PROOF GOLD EAGLE 1/10 Ounce PR Ultra Cameo West Point
Time Remaining: 11d 19h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $329.00