The U.S. Mint’s newest coin for collectors, the 2018-W $25 Proof American Palladium Eagle, goes on sale today, Sept. 6, at noon ET.
Containing 1 ounce of .9995 fine palladium and limited to 15,000 pieces, this collectible is one of the U.S. Mint’s more expensive pieces with its launching price of $1,387.50.
That price can change weekly based on the trending value of palladium as compared against the Mint’s pricing matrix. The current price is based on an average of palladium that’s within $950.00 to $999.99 an ounce.
Last year, the U.S. Mint introduced its bullion American Palladium Eagle — a coin struck for investors. All 15,000 sold on their Sept. 25, 2017 release day. The collector proof coin bears the same designs as last year’s bullion edition.
It’s obverse (heads) offers a high-relief likeness of Adolph Weinman’s "Winged Liberty" design that first appeared on obverses of 1916 Mercury dimes.
Inscriptions around the design read: "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "2018," the West Point Mint’s "W" mintmark, and Weinman’s initials.
The reverse (tails) features a high-relief version of Weinman’s 1907 American Institute of Architects (AIA) gold medal reverse, showing an eagle and a branch.
Reverse inscriptions include "UNITED STATES of AMERICA," "$25," "1 OZ. Pd (the chemical symbol for Palladium) .9995 FINE," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
Purchasing and Household Order Limit
Order the 2018-W $25 Proof American Palladium Eagle from this U.S. Mint product page or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
The Mint has limited orders to one coin per household across all sales channels for the first 24 hours of sales.
Update (Sept. 7 at 9:55 a.m. ET): First-day sales reached 14,782 coins according to the U.S. Mint. The coin lasted less than five minutes from its release before becoming unavailable.