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Thursday, December 11, 2008

2008-W Uncirculated & Proof Platinum Eagle Sales Figures

This morning the last of the US Mint's 2008 platinum products sold out. The only platinum product which remains available for sale is the 2007 10th Anniversary Platinum Eagle Set.

As it stands, all 2008-W Uncirculated Platinum Eagles are gone, including the 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz individual options and the 4 Coin Set. All 2008 Proof Platinum Eagles are gone, also including the 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz individual options and the 4 Coin Set.

The official sell outs for these products mark a somewhat bittersweet ending. In November the US Mint announced a large number of product discontinuations for 2009, which included the majority of the collectible Platinum Eagle offerings. The only platinum coin that will return next year is the One Ounce Proof Platinum Eagle.

Over at Numismaster, the latest Mint Stats through December 7th have been posted. The sales figures for all platinum coins are included below. The first column shows the individual totals per product type. The second column shows the cumulative totals per coin (individual sales plus 4 coin set sales).

2008-W Uncirculated Platinum Eagle Sales Figures
1 oz 1,951 4,109
1/2 oz 1,257 3,415
1/4 oz 1,778 3,936
1/10 oz 2,485 4,643
4 Coin 2,158

2008 Proof Platinum Eagle Sales Figures

1 oz 2,432 4,728
1/2 oz 1,056 3,352
1/4 oz 1,293 3,589
1/10 oz 2,810 5,106
4 Coin 2,296

For the uncirculated coins, the sales number increased for the 1 ounce coin and decreased for the 1/4 ounce coin. The last time I looked at these sales figures, I ran comparisons to the prior 2006 & 2007-W Platinum Eagle mintages. Low numbers for 2008 are now the 1/2 ounce coin and 1/10 ounce coin, which are lower than 2007 numbers, but still above 2006.

On the proof side, the numbers will continue to grow since they only report sales through December 7th. It appears that a big rush of buying may have taken place early this week, which might have a big impact. The current numbers are still comfortably below the 2007 Proof Platinum Eagle mintages. However, we will have to revisit this next week when new numbers for 2008 become available.



At December 11, 2008 at 3:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are the MS and PR 2006 platinum mintages?

At December 11, 2008 at 5:12 PM , Blogger Michael said...

The 2006-W Unc Platinum Eagles had the following last reported sales:

1 Ounce - 1,753
1/2 Ounce - 1,258
1/4 Ounce - 1,228
1/10 Ounce - 3,111
4 Coin Set - 2,672

I don't have the 2006 Proof Platinum Eagle figures, but will try to track them down. If any one has them handy, please chime in...

At December 14, 2008 at 7:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your MS 2006-w mintages are different from the others I have seen. Nobody has offered the PR 2006-w mintages. What I do not understand is why three years after production my government doesn't know the production figures.

At December 15, 2008 at 2:04 PM , Anonymous Lureuin said...

The mint still doesn't post the 1/2oz proof figures for 2006, 2007. 2004 is still the winner until the 2008 numbers are finalized, which could be in 2012.

Does anyone have accurate #'s for 2006 and 2007?

At December 16, 2008 at 6:58 AM , Blogger Michael said...

Here are the mintage numbers I could track down.

Platinum Eagle mintage

I didn't start personally tracking the numbers until 2007, so the information for 2006 is unconfirmed.

All of the 2006 and 2007 data is either based on last published sales reports, or reports of unaudited US Mint data.

Recently the US Mint has been taking several years to release final audited mintage data.


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