Today, March 12, the United States Mint started selling five collectible products with varying sizes and quantities of 2015-W Proof American Gold Eagles.
Since their introduction in 1986, all Gold Eagles are in 22-karat gold 91.67% gold, 3.0% silver and the remainder copper.
The United States Mint reviews numismatic gold coin pricing every week and will make changes based on market conditions.
A London gold Fix average within the $1,150.00 to $1,199.99 an ounce range is the basis for the starting coin prices.
Last year when gold was near $1,284 an ounce, the 2014-W Proof American Gold Eagles opened at higher prices the one ounce at $1,610.00, the one-half ounce at $820.00, the one-quarter ounce at $422.50, one-tenth ounce at $180.00 and the four-coin set at $2,982.50.
Last year's issues had mintages of 35,000 for the one-ounce coin; 25,000 for the one-half ounce coin; 25,000 for the one-quarter ounce coin; and 35,000 for the one-tenth ounce coin.