U.S. Mint Resumes 2009 American Eagle Sales

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"We will continue the allocation of these coins until at least the end of December 2009 on a weekly basis."

The U.S. Mint plans to resume the sale of several types of American Eagle Gold half-, quarter- and tenth-ounce bullion coins beginning today.

The Mint will resume the sale of 2009 American gold one-ounce bullion coins Tuesday, but on a weekly allocation basis. Sales of some gold bullion coins had been suspended due strong demand exacerbated by a shortage of blanks.

U.S. Mint Director of Public Affairs Tom Jurkowsky said once the current inventory is depleted, no additional coins will be produced. "We will continue the allocation of these coins until at least the end of December 2009 on a weekly basis," he added.

So far this year, the Mint has sold 1,157,500 American Eagles coins whose weight, content and purity are guaranteed by the U.S. Government.

In October the U.S. Mint said it is "working diligently with current and potential blank suppliers to increase the supply of bullion coin blanks, so it can offer to the public the proof and uncirculated versions of American Eagle silver, gold and platinum coins in 2010.

Production of the 2010-dated American Eagle Gold Coins will begin in January.

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