$25 American Eagle Platinum Bullion 1986-Present
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Significant examples

$25 American Eagle Platinum Bullion US Coins

The $25 Platinum Eagle boast extremely low mintages with the low mint state year as 2007 at 8,402 and the highest mintage mint state year is 1999 at 39,734. The proofs are even lower in mintages with only 4,153 minted for 2008-W Proofs and then you have three Burnished years of 2006-W, 2007-W and 2008-W with mintages even lower than the proofs. Also there's a 2007-W $25 Platinum Eagle with Frosted FREEDOM type with a mintage of only 21!

The goal for the most serious collectors is finding what is called condition grades and that's coins that grade MS70. MS70 is the highest grade a coin can get and a $25 Platinum Eagle dated 1997 sold for $8,000 and any date grade this high will realize five figure premiums.

The US Platinum Coins begin their mintage in the year 1997 and consist of .9995% platinum and unlike its counterpart, the American Gold Eagle, the Platinum Eagle is minted in the denominations of $10, $25, $50 and $100. This makes the $100 Platinum Eagle the highest denomination of any US Coin in US history.

As are all US Bullion Coins, the Platinum Eagles are the only bullion coins in the world that our guaranteed for their weight, content and purity and are the most purchased bullion coins in the world. This fact makes the Platinum Eagle the most collected platinum bullion coin. All Proof Platinum Bullions coins are minted at the West Point Mint and this is designated by the "W" mint mark, which is located in various locations on the reverse of each coin.

The obverse design features a bust of The Statue of Liberty and the reverse features a flying eagle with Earth and the Sun in the background. Beginning in 1998 the reverse of the proof issues were changed and called "Vistas of Liberty" and consisted of five different design changes spanning 1998-2002: 1998 Eagle Over New England, 1999 Eagle Above Southeastern Wetlands, 2000 Eagles Above America's Heartland, 2001 Eagle Above America's Southwest, 2002 Eagle Fishing in America's Northwest.

In 2003, a new design for the proof reverse were was chosen, and a new reverse design has been selected each year to date. The first year, 1997, was the only year that the proof and business strike Platinum Eagle had the same reverse design.


Date
Mintage
UNC.
PF
1997
27,100
$497

1997-W
18,628

$567
1998
38,887
$497

1998-W
14,873

$567
1999
39,734
$497

1999-W
13,507

$567
2000
20,054
$497

2000-W
11,995

$567
2001
21,815
$497

2001-W
8,847

$567
2002
27,405
$497

2002-W
9,282

$567
2003
25,207
$497

2003-W
7,044

$567
2004
18,010
$497

2004-W
5,193

$1,150
2005
12,013
$497

2005-W
6,592

  $525
2006
12,001
$497

2006-W
7,813

$445
2006-W Burnished
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$585

2007
8,402
$497

2007-W
6,017

$440
2007-W Burnished
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$495

2008
22,800
$497

2008 Burnished
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$665

2008-W
6,017

$690
2009
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$497

2009-W
3,800

$600
2010
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2010-W
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