2008 Proof Platinum Eagle Pricing

The Mint has released pricing information on the 2008 Proof Platinum Eagles. These coins will be released Monday, May 5, 2008.Pricing is up from the amounts previously charged for the 2007 Proof Platinum Eagles before the ongoing suspension. Details are in the chart below: 2008 Proof Platinum Eagle Coins 1 ounce 2,299.95 1/2 ounce 1,174.95 1/4 ounce 609.95 … [Read More...]

2008 Proof Platinum Eagle Release Date

The US Mint has just announced the release date for 2008 Proof American Eagle Platinum coins as Monday, May 5, 2008. The brief product information update is here, although for some reason the date is only visible in the RSS feed here.Pricing information for the upcoming coins has not yet been released.Most of the 2007 Proof Platinum Eagles have been under product suspension due to the "increasing … [Read More...]

PCGS & NGC Designation for 2008-W Silver Eagle Reverse of 2007

Both PCGS and NGC grading services have now officially announced that they will recognize and attribute the 2008-W Silver Eagle Reverse of 2007 variety.NGC made the announcement first on April 17, 2008 when they confirmed the existence of the variety in this news release. According to the release, NGC will automatically assign the designation "Reverse of 2007" when applicable for any 2008-W … [Read More...]

2008-W Silver Eagle Reverse of 2007 Mintage Estimate

Since the 2008-W Burnished Silver Eagle Reverse of 2007 Variety was confirmed a little over a week ago, collectors have been scrambling to check their existing coins for the variety or buy an example online. Prices on eBay quickly escalated even while the actual rarity of the variety was still unknown. My previous post which includes basic diagnostics and details of the discovery can be found … [Read More...]

2007-W & 2008-W Burnished Gold Eagle Mintage Figures

For the next few posts, I will be taking a look at the latest sales figures for some 2007 and 2008 precious metals related mint products. With one third of the year nearly gone and the Mint transitioning to from 2007 dated to 2008 dated products, it might be a good time to make some observations or catch some early trends.First up are the 2007-W and 2008-W Burnished Gold Eagle Coins. As a … [Read More...]

2008 Sacagawea Dollar Bags and Rolls Officially Announced

The US Mint has now officially announced the availability and pricing of the 2008 Sacagawea Dollar Bags and Rolls. Coins will go on sale April 28, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET. I had a previous post when the availability date was first known here. The ordering options and pricing are as anticipated. The Sacagawea Dollars will be available in 25 coin rolls in official US Mint wrappers or 250 coin … [Read More...]

Michael DeBakey M.D. Bronze Medal

Michael DeBakey M.D. Bronze Medals will be available from the US Mint tomorrow April 23, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET. The release will coincide with the presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. DeBakey by President Bush. Dr. Debakey is well known for his pioneering work in cardiovascular surgery and the artificial heart. He has operated on more than 60,000 patients including Russian … [Read More...]

2008-W Silver Eagles with Reverse of 2007

Coin World reports that an unknown number of the 2008-W Burnished Silver Eagles have been struck using the reverse die type of 2007. Coin World was first notified about the variety by John Nanney of Leesburg, GA. The reverse type is most easily distinguished by the appearance of the "U" of "United States." Coins with the reverse of 2007 will have a bowl shaped "U." Coins with the reverse of … [Read More...]

Bald Eagle Commemorative Sales Figures, Coin and Medal Set Sold Out?

Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins have now been on sale at the US Mint for just over 3 months. That makes it a good time to take a look at the latest sales figures to see how the program is tracking.It also seems that another one of the product offerings may have sold out. In early March, the Three Coin Proof Set had sold out its product limit of 25,000 units. The Three Coin Proof Set contains … [Read More...]

Will 2007-W Burnished and Proof Platinum Eagles Go Back on Sale?

The price of platinum has been extremely volatile over the page 60 days, ranging from a low of $1,823 per ounce to a high of $2,276 per ounce. I think that this volatility has made it difficult for the Mint to reprice the currently suspended 2007 platinum products and put them back up for sale on its website.As of the writing of this post, the Mint only has two platinum products available for … [Read More...]