Yes folks, we no longer have to wait for the 2009 American Eagle proof coins -- we aren’t getting any. That’s right, the mint has finally decided they will not make them. They also will not be producing the silver eagle proof coins.
The reason relates to the mint’s interpretation of a law requiring the mint to produce bullion coins in quantities sufficient to meet public demand. Therefore, all of the silver and gold blanks are being dedicated to the bullion coins rather than proofs for collectors. The mint had spent most of the year teasing us that the coins would probably be available late in the year.
The rouse is over. We aren’t getting any.
Proof buffalo gold coins, however, are currently available -- but at a whopping price of $1360 a coin (due to fluctuate with the price of gold).