The recent actions of the United States Mint in relation to gold are as follows:
- August 2008: The U.S. Mint suspends sales of Gold Eagle bullion coins. Sales resume two weeks later on a rationed basis.
- September 2008: The U.S. Mint suspends sales of Gold Buffalo bullion coins. Sales resume more than one month later, but only to clear remaining inventory.
- October 6, 2008: The U.S. Mint announces that production will be halted for all but one gold bullion coin option.
- November 10, 2008: The U.S. Mint announces the discontinuation of numerous gold and platinum numismatic products.
- November 24, 2008: The U.S. Mint announces the delayed release of all but one 2009 gold bullion coin option.
- January 6, 2009: The U.S. Mint establishes a new pricing policy for gold and platinum numismatic products.
- Production was halted for all of the U.S. Mint's fractional gold bullion and 24 karat gold bullion offerings several months ago. There has been no indication when production might resume.
- The only 2009 gold bullion coin available from the U.S. Mint is the one ounce American Gold Eagle. Sales of this single bullion coin offering remain subject to rationing.
- The U.S. Mint's gold numismatic offerings for 2009 have been significantly reduced from the prior year. The remaining product offerings will be priced at prohibitively high premiums under a newly established pricing policy.