The 8-8-08 Double Prosperity Set will be launched on August 1, 2008. The number "8" is traditionally associated with wealth and prosperity in Asian cultures. Furthermore, this date only occurs once every 100 years.
The set contains two one-half ounce gold coins, an American Eagle Uncirculated Gold Coin and an American Buffalo Uncirculated Gold Coin. The coins will be packaged in an elegant hardwood box and accompanied by a custom-designed certificate of authenticity signed by the Director of the United States Mint.
This is the second product in the United States Mint Celebration Series. As part of this new initiative, the United States Mint is introducing various numismatic coin products that are packaged and positioned to celebrate special gift-giving occasions and celebratory events.
Designs: The American Buffalo Gold Uncirculated Coin’s obverse and reverse designs feature images originally prepared by noted American sculptor James Earle Fraser, a student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, for the redesign of America’s 5-cent coin (nickel).
The American Eagle Uncirculated Gold Coin’s obverse design features a rendition of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ full-length figure of Liberty with flowing hair, holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. The reverse design, by sculptor Miley Busiek, features a male eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her hatchlings.
Product Limit: No set product limit.
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To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, any order placed prior to the official on-sale date and time (August 1, 2008, 12:00 Noon ET) shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.
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