Platinum Eagles Sell Out

After less than one week, the 2010 Proof Platinum Eagle has sold out at the United States Mint. Collectors quickly ordered up the maximum mintage of 10,000 coins and prompted the US Mint to close orders by Thursday of the following week. At that point, a waiting list was opened, but that soon closed as well.

2010 Platinum Eagles

The sell out happened slightly faster than the prior year proof Platinum Eagle, despite the fact that the mintage was set 25% higher and the price was $100 higher. Last year, the sell out took slightly longer than one week.

In terms of overall mintages, the 2010 Platinum Eagle ranks as the highest mintage for a one ounce proof coin since 2000 when 12,453 were sold. The all time high for a one ounce coin was set in the first year of issue 1997 with 20,851 coins sold. Comparisons are hindered by the fact that in years 2008 and prior, the US Mint offered a full range of bullion weights for the proof coin offerings and a 4 coin set. From 2009 onwards, collectors only have the one ounce version of the coin available.


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