The coins officially went on sale on April 6, 2017 at an original issue price of $1,640 each, but future prices can change based off the spot price of gold. The coins have one ounce of .9999 pure 24 karat gold, and they were struck at the West Point Mint. Therefore, they have the "W" mint mark on the reverse side. The coins had a maximum mintage of 100,000, with no household ordering restrictions in place – meaning that the public can order as many coins as they wish directly from the U.S. Mint. This is the second coin issued in the American Liberty series and the first biennial series of gold coins issued by the U.S. Mint. The coins serve as a way to promote and celebrate the ethnic diversity of individuals in the U.S., a theme that will carry on with future releases. While this first coin features an African American Liberty, the next coins will feature a Hispanic American, Asian American, Indian American and others, according to the U.S. Mint.
As of today, many of the coins still remain available directly from the U.S. Mint. Customers who’d like to order the coins can still go to the U.S. Mint website. As of this writing, the coins had an issue price of $1,690 each, while the spot price of gold was at about $1,255 an ounce. If you’d like to get your coins graded by PCGS and have any questions on how to submit them to us, please give us a call at 1-800-4478848 or email us at [email protected]