U.S. Mint #X21 (One-Half Ounce PROOF Jackson’s Liberty) GOLD First Spouse Series Coin 2008 In A Mahogany Gift Box
U.S. Mint is SOLD-OUT and PROOF Coin quality is the least amount minted.
Extreme limited quantities (40,000) were minted thus their collectability values are much higher than its Gold value.
PROOF versions are very rare to find even for sale on the open market.
2008 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin Jackson’s Liberty (X21)
U.S. Mint is completely SOLD OUT;
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Only 40,000 units were minted in both Uncirculated and PROOF coin qualities, and the PROOF quantities were the least amount minted.
This marks the second year of the First Spouse Gold Coin Series, the United States Mint’s first coin series to feature our Nation’s First Spouses.
Four one-half ounce, $10 24-karat Gold First Spouse Coins will be minted and released annually in the order the spouses served in the White House. The coins are minted in proof and uncirculated condition and are available individually. Each First Spouse Gold Coin coincides with the release of the corresponding circulating Presidential $1 Coin. In 2008, the United States Mint will release the second four coins in the series which includes Elizabeth Monroe, Louisa Adams, Andrew Jackson’s Liberty and Martin Van Buren’s Liberty.
Jackson’s Liberty: The obverse, designed by United States Mint Engraver John Reich, is a reproduction of the Capped Bust, Lettered Edge Half Dollar obverse coin design minted in the early 1800s. The reverse, designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Justin Kunz and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart, features President Andrew Jackson as the war hero “Old Hickory,” who led a force of approximately 4,000 troops against the British Army at the Battle of New Orleans.
First Spouse, Jackson’s Liberty Gold Proof Coin were available by the U.S. Mint in limited mintages but now it is completely SOLD-OUT. Each First Spouse One-Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin is encapsulated and packaged in a custom-designed, highly polished, dome-chested lacquered hardwood presentation case and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Director of the United States Mint.
Jackson’s Liberty Coin Maximum Mintage: 40,000 total across all product options. The ratio of proof coins to uncirculated coins will be determined by customer demand within the total maximum issuance of 40,000.
U.S. Mint is completely SOLD OUT;
Citadel Diamond Group WWW.CitadelDiamondGroup.com has the most sought after collector coins in this Millennium. On august of 2008 U.S. Mint shut down, most to all of its Burnished and / or Proof Gold coin productions, and ever since 2008 has had a rocky start to reopen the gold coin programs again.
The Burnished Fractional coins 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/2 oz collectable gold coins was never reproduced, and 2008 became its last production to date.
Most of the 2008 production levels were in some cases as low as 8,883 pieces making it an instant collector’s item. It is like having a World War II gold coin today in your hands. The low mintage of the 2008 makes the coin an anomaly to coin collectors all over the globe thus the coin not only has its huge gains of international gold prices but it also commends its resilient collectable and rarity value.
Along with the American Eagle low 2008 mintage productions other coins such as Spouse Series, and the 2008 Beijing Olympic commemorative were set for low mintage availability.
Gold coins make a very fine gift. It is the best savings program for your children’s college fund; much better return than any bank savings account and lot more conservative and safer then stock market.
Uncirculated (Burnished) Gold Eagle Mintage
Date 1 oz. 1/2 oz. 1/4 oz. 1/10 oz.
2008-W * 11,908 15,682 8,883 12,657
2009-W * N/A N/A N/A N/A
2010-W * N/A N/A N/A N/A
Most of the stocks were used for special 4 pc and 2pc. boxed sets, in some cases less than half of this inventory were sold individually.
You can find all other years of GOLD COINS but 2008 is so rare to have if you Google “2008 American Liberty Gold Coin” Citadel Diamond Group comes up. No one hardly has this year date in coins, and if they do they are keep it. That’s how valuable 2008 Gold Coins are to collector’s worldwide.
To understand the difference between a proof and un-circulated coin, let's first answer the question,
"What is an un-circulated coin?"
Uncirculated means a coin has not had any wear, such as the wear a coin might experience when it is used in commerce. Handling a coin, as well as improperly storing a coin, can result in wear on the surface of the coin. This wear, even if very minor, will cause a coin to no longer grade uncirculated.
When coins are minted they often bump into each other and receive small nicks and abrasion marks during the production process. These marks also occur as coins are transported in large canvas bags. These marks, sometimes called "bag marks", are more noticeable on larger coins, such as half dollars and dollars. Typical "bag marks" do not keep a coin from grading uncirculated. However, they can be an indicator of how high of a grade the un-circulated coin might receive.
Current accepted grading standards provide for a range of uncirculated grades, from the grade of MS-60 to MS-70. MS60 would be a lower grade (yet still) un-circulated coin with normal bag marks for that type of coin. Anything below MS-60 would not be considered uncirculated. MS70 would be the perfect "ideal" coin. Some coins are rare in grades MS65 to MS70, and even unheard of in MS70 grade. (The attribute "MS" stands for "mint state".)
An uncirculated coin may show tarnish, toning, spotting, or discoloration and still remain in uncirculated condition. Experts recommend you "never clean a tarnished coin", because most cleaning will cause wear on a coin, and thus lower its grade (and often its value).
What's a proof coin?
A newly minted proof coin is also Un-circulated, however it is the way it is made that causes a difference in appearance and qualifies it as a "proof". To understand this, let's look at how coins are made. Coins are produced when two dies strike a blank piece of metal with tremendous force. One die is engraved with the front (obverse) design for the coin. The other die has the back (reverse) coin design on it.
A proof coin are made with a specially polished and treated die!
By treating the die in a special way, the coins it produces have a different appearance. Modern technology allows the high points on the coin design to be acid treated (on the die). The background (field) design of the coin die is polished, resulting in a mirror-like look on the coin it strikes. This gives the finished coin a frosted look (frosting) on the raise parts of the design, with a mirror like finish on the background. This contrasting finish is often called "cameo". (See picture above.) On some older coins, a cameo appearance is quite rare. The attribute "CAM", when added to a coin's description, means cameo appearance. "DCAM" means deep cameo, and indicates the cameo appearance is strong and easy to observe.
Proof coins are struck twice, or more!
Not only are proofs made using specially treated dies, each coin are struck two or more times by the coin die. By striking it more than once the metal is forced into all the crevices of the die, thereby giving a very fine detail to the image on the coin. This fine detail does not appear on some non-proof coins.
Today's grading of proofs is similar to the grades used for uncirculated coins. The attribute "PR" or "PF" stands for "proof", and is used instead of the MS (mint state) to indicate a proof coin. Proofs (that are also un-circulated) will be graded PR 60 to PR70, with PR70 being rare or nonexistent in some cases. Because a proof coin can be mishandled or receive wear by cleaning or handling, proof grades can extend below PR 60. Example, a PR50 grade proof coin, is one that has had a touch of wear on the high points of the coin. Like uncirculated coins, proofs can experience toning, tarnish or darkening.
Rarity and the Cost of Proofs
Because of the extra effort, time, labor, and production costs in making a proof coin, the respective government mints often sell them at higher prices. In many instances, the production of proof coins is limited. The end result is that usually, but not always, a proof coin of the same date will be more expensive than a non-proof uncirculated.
For most United States gold and silver coins, the Proofs have the same amount of precious metal in them as Non-Proof / Uncirculated coins; it is only its limited production that makes the Proofs a more rarity thus increasing its collect-ability value.