2013-W Proof Platinum Eagle Sells Out

by Mike Unser on March 13, 2014 · 0 comments

2013-W Proof American Platinum Eagle Coin

The 2013-W Proof Platinum Eagle sold out on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

2013-W Proof American Platinum Eagle coins are no longer available. As briefly discussed in our weekly sales article published on Wednesday, the U.S. Mint declared the proof platinum coin sold out. Its latest sales total of 5,758 is at the second lowest mintage for size in proof quality, as highlighted in the table further below.

Last year’s proof Platinum Eagle was released on July 18, 2013 at an opening price of $1,800. Its pricing changed several times over the months as the market value of platinum fluctuated, but it rounded back to $1,800 and that’s the level where it sold out. Its mintage limit back then was announced at 15,000, sharply higher than where sales stand now.

American Platinum Eagle coins have been issued since 1997, starting in proof and bullion versions and in sizes of 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz. The U.S. Mint ended sales of the bullion coins in 2009 while the proof continued but just in the 1 oz size.

2009 was also the year that kicked off the Preamble series designs which explores the core concepts of American democracy by highlighting the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution. Each year a different reverse theme is featured on the coin that examines the six principles of the Preamble. The themed design for 2013 commemorates the principle, "To Promote the General Welfare."

Here is the promised table of mintages for all proof Platinum Eagles:

1997 – 2013 Mintages of Proof American Platinum Eagle Coins

  1 oz 1/2 oz 1/4 oz 1/10 oz
1997 20,851 15,431 18,628 36,993
1998 14,912 13,836 14,873 19,847
1999 12,363 11,103 13,507 19,133
2000 12,453 11,049 11,995 15,651
2001 8,969 8,254 8,847 12,174
2002 9,834 8,772 9,282 12,365
2003 8,246 7,131 7,044 9,534
2004 6,007 5,063 5,193 7,161
2005 6,602 5,942 6,592 8,104
2006 9,152 7,649 7,813 10,205
2007 8,363 25,519 6,017 8,176
2008 4,769 4,020 4,153 5,138
2009 7,945 N/A
2010 9,871
2011 14,790
2012 9,081
2013 5,758*

 

*Indicates sales as of Sunday, March 9, 2014. Expect this total to change slightly.

This year’s 2014-W Proof Platinum Eagle is scheduled with the release month of July. Its theme, the last in the Preamble series, is: "To Secure the Blessings of Liberty to Ourselves and our Posterity."

Also of note, after a 5-year hiatus, the bullion 2014 Platinum Eagle launched on Monday and scored opening sales of 8,500.

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