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The American Eagle was a sellout.

October 22, 1986

The U.S. Mint temporarily sold out of the new gold coins on the second day of sales because of an avalanche of orders from dealers. Sales were suspended until Oct. 27, when the mint expects to have another 100,000 ounces in freshly minted coins, Eugene Essner, deputy director of the mint, said. "The program has been a tremendous success beyond our expectations," he added.

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