Mint Platinum Coins are Back!

by on November 7, 2007 · 0 comments

The resumption of sales of the United States Mint Platinum Uncirculated coins have resumed.Back on October 10, the United States Mint first suspended several platinum coin sales.

With the surging movement of bullion, the Mint has implemented cycles of coin suspensions in order to reintroduced coins at higher prices.

Unfortunately, the suspensions to date haven’t been a one or two day event but instead lasted weeks. Fortunately, the wait for the resumption of American Eagle Platinum Uncirculated coins is now over.

Yesterday, November 6, the platinum coins returned with their new prices.

American Eagle Platinum price comparison charts – pre and post U.S. Mint suspension prices

The following chart shows the old and adjusted platinum coin prices along with their increases:

Uncirculated Platinum American Eagle
Suspended Price
New Price
$ Increase
% Increase
Four-coin set


The percent increases are actually less than the Mint’s first round of gold suspension and price adjustments. Of course, those latter coin prices couldn’t hold when gold hit a new 28-year high, forcing the Mint to suspend gold coin sales again on Monday, November 5.

Will the platinum coins go through the same cycle if the bullion market keeps its upward swing? Let’s compare more…

Platinum coin price adjustments compared to bullion values

When the U.S. Mint suspended uncirculated platinum coins, an ounce of platinum was hovering around $1,389. Yesterday, platinum closed at $1,472. That’s an increase of 5.98%.

Given the Mint’s new price increases ranging from 7.5% to 9.5% and comparing platinum’s increase, it would appear the Mint is well position to sustain sales for some time.

Although this year platinum has experience a solid upturn and many experts are talking about its continuation north.

1-Year Platinum London Fix charted by

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