Why buy the 2008-W $10 Proof American Platinum Eagle graded Proof 70 UC by NGC?
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this 2008-W $10 Platinum Eagle Proof 70 Ultra Cameo. The overall mintage of this issue is a remarkably low 5,138 coins but NGC has a census of 790 coins in this perfect collector grade, making this truly hard to find.
The US Mint introduced the Platinum Eagle series in 1997 as a way to extend offerings in the bullion coin program. Since that time, proof coins have been added. This $10 face value coin contains 1/10 oz of .9995 pure platinum. The weight and purity of the platinum are backed by the US Government. This example was struck at the US Mint's facility in West Point, New York.
What is the design on this Proof Platinum Eagle?
The obverse of the coin features a close up of the head and shoulder of the Statue of Liberty. She is pictured gazing forward with her right arm raised overhead (but not seen in the design). John M. Mercanti was the designer of the obverse which is shared with all platinum eagle coins. 2008 was the final year of the "Foundations of American Democracy" series of reverses. The Judicial Branch of government was honored though this design and it features Justice holding scales and a sword. Joel Iskowitz was the designer.
With this 2008-W 1/10 oz. Platinum Eagle not only do you get perfection in the grade but you also get rarity. Order yours from ModernCoinMart today!
|Year of Issue:||2008|
|Weight in Grams:||3.11 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1/10 oz|
|Release Type:||Early Releases|