The 2006 Reverse Proof Gold Eagle was a special coin offered by the United States Mint to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the series. The coin represents the first and only Gold Eagle struck with a reverse proof finish.
On August 30, 2006, the US Mint began sales of the 20th Anniversary Gold Eagle Set. Each set included three one ounce coins featuring a different finish, proof, uncirculated, and reverse proof. A product limit of 10,000 sets was established, with a household ordering limit of ten. The special sets were immediately popular with collectors, resulting in a prompt sell out.
The reverse proof coin became the key to the set since it was not offered separately or within other sets. By comparison, the standard proof coin was offered for sale individually or within the four coin proof set. The uncirculated coin was offered in a separate 20th Anniversary Gold and Silver Eagle Set, and later individually.
The final audited mintage for the 2006 Reverse Proof Gold Eagle was 9,996, which at the time established a new mintage low for the American Gold Eagle series. Subsequent issues such as the 2008-W $10 Uncirculated Gold Eagle and 2011-W $50 Uncirculated Gold Eagle would later have slightly lower figures. Nonetheless, the special reverse proof coin remains popular due to its unique finish and important place in history.
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