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2008-W $50 Burnished St. of Liberty (Special Strike)

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PCGS SP70

PCGS SP70

PCGS SP70
PCGS #:
393082
Diameter:
27.00 millimeters
Designer:
John M. Mercanti/Thomas D. Rogers
Weight:
15.56 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
2,253
Metal Content:
99.95% Platinum
Auction Record:
$4,406 • PCGS MS70 • 8-5-2014 • Heritage

Jaime Hernandez: The 2008-W $50 Platinum Eagle is a huge sleeper coin in my personal opinion. This coin currently holds the lowest mintage for any regular issue Modern coin ever struck by the U.S. Mint. With a mintage of 2,253 coins struck, it will be probably be many, many years before any other coin has a mintage this small.

If it weren’t for the 1915 Pan-Pac $50 coins, the 2006-W $50 Uncirculated Platinum Eagle would also have a lower mintage than any other mint state 20th century coin which has ever been produced by the U.S. Mint. Besides having a low mintage, the coins are very hard to come by as they hardly ever become available in the coin market.

Issue Date: July 17, 2008