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
2008 Proof Platinum Eagle Sales Figures
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.