O’Brien Coin Guide: Mintages for modern US ‘bullion’ coins


There are 4 gold coins currently minted by the US Mint – 1 oz., 1/2 oz., 1/4 oz. and 1/10th oz.

2015 USA - $50 'double eagle' bullion coin

2015 USA – $50 ‘double eagle’ bullion coin

They are sold by the US Mint at a premium over the gold market spot price. They are not proofs, nor are they limited edition commemorative issues. They are sold as an investment and their numbers are limited only by demand. Since demand fluctuates from year to year, annual mintage figures vary accordingly, i.e. some are quite scarce by ‘bullion coin’ standards.

Year    1 oz.  1/2 oz.  1/4 oz.   1/10 oz.
1986 1,362,650 599,566 726,031    912,609
1987 1,045,500 131,255 269,255    580,266
1988    465,500   45,000   49,000    159,500
1989    415,790   44,829   81,789    264,790
1990    373,210   31,000   41,000    210,210
1991    243,100   24,100   36,100    165,200
1992    275,000   54,404   59,546    209,300
1993    480,192   73,324   71,864    210,709
1994    221,663   62,400   72,650    206,380
1995    200,636   53,474   83,752    223,025
1996    189,148   39,287   60,318    401,964
1997    664,508   79,605 108,805    528,515
1998 1,468,530 169,029 309,829 1,344,520
1999 1,505,026 263,013 564,232 2,750,338
2000    433,319   79,287 128,964    569,153
2001    143,605   48,047   71,280    269,147
2002    222,029   70,027   62,027    230,027
2003    416,032   79,029   74,029    245,029
2004    417,019   98,040   72,014    250,016
2005    356,555   80,023   72,015    300,043
2006    237,510   66,005   60,004    285,006
2007    140,016   47,002   34,004    190,010
2008    710,000   61,000   70,000    305,000
2009 1,493,000 110,000 110,000    270,000
2010 1,125,000   81,000   86,000    435,000
2011    857,000   70,000   80,000    350,000
2012    675,000   43,000   90,000    290,000
2013    758,500   57,000 114,500    555,000
2014    425,000   35,000   90,000    545,000
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