Why add this 1/4 oz. Platinum Eagle to your collection?
This proof series is the high end expression of all the extremely popular and common changing reverse "collector series" that have been rolling out of the Mint in recent memory. The 12 coin proof Platinum Eagle type set has the following characteristics that may prove to be important in its development as it ages.
The enabling legislation gave the Mint a completely free hand in the series thematic development so consistently good designs have been the result.
$25 Proof Platinum Eagle “quarters” are large enough to appreciate without magnification and much more affordable than the higher denomination platinum issues. Proof platinum quarters are blessed with some of the lowest mintages among the four platinum denominations. The 2008 $25 Proof Platinum Eagle in particular is the lowest mintage design based quarter once proof issued since the suspension of Matte Proof Indian Half Eagles in 1915.
The series has a consistent Statute of Liberty obverse that gives the set excellent cohesion. This encourages strong key date behavior in modern series just as it does in classic series that are collected by series date and mint mark.
The Mint has parted from its long running policy of limited design change that was in force for most of its 200+ year history and encouraged domestic collectors to focus on series by date and mint mark. Today design variety has expanded dramatically and if the US collector develops the same preference for design variety that foreign collectors have it could create a situation where series without design variety become collected by type thus damaging the value of their key dates. This series has nothing to fear from a design based collecting culture if it comes.
Those that feel that the changing reverse collector series structure is going to end up the preferential collecting format over time see this set as the likely inheritor of the high end collectors that flow from it. The set is beautiful, cohesive, design differentiated, struck on pure platinum and offers mintages that look like something issued 100 years ago. This PF70 2008 Proof Platinum Eagle is a royal coin in more ways than one and it’s an important addition to any serious moderns collection.
This 2008-W 1/4 oz Platinum American Eagle Proof $25 NGC PF70 UC is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||2008|
|Display Weight:||1/4 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||7.7758 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.25 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|