Online comments indicate intense focus on the uncirculated “W” fractional platinum mintages. The totals are still small, but some of them went up a lot in percentage terms. The tenth ounce is off sale.
Gasoline is not the only thing rising in price. When proof 2008 platinum American Eagle coins went on sale May 5, prices were up in the neighborhood of 40 percent from the initial issue prices of the 2007 coins.
Proof platinum American Eagles hit the boards at 8,268. These numbers were put up by the Aug. 15 report date after having gone on sale Aug. 12. At that rate, the coin will hit the 10,000 maximum before you can read this.