Jaime Hernandez: The $25 2008-W Uncirculated Gold Buffaloes are the first uncirculated $25 denominations that have ever been offered by the U.S. Mint, with the Gold Buffalo design and also composed of 24 kt pure gold. These coins were sold as a single coin option, in a Special 2008 two-piece Prosperity Set or in a 2008 four-piece uncirculated Buffalo coin set.
Issue Date: July 22, 2008.
Issue Price: $539.95 each.
Four-Piece Uncirculated set Issue Price: $1,959.95 each.
Double Prosperity Set Issue Price: $1,228 each.
The four-piece set included a $5, $10, $25 and $50 Uncirculated Gold Buffalo, all produced on special burnished planchets which can be distinguished by the W mint mark. The Double Prosperity Set included a $25 2008-W uncirculated Gold eagle
First Strike: Coins submitted to PCGS within the First 30 days of release qualified to receive a special First Strike designation on the holder.
2008 Double Prosperity Set
Since August 08, 2008 translates into 8-08-08, the U.S. Mint produced and offered a special 2008 Double Prosperity Set for that day. The U.S. Mint intuitively prepared this special two coin set which consisted of a $25 2008-W Uncirculated Gold eagle and a $25 2008-W Uncirculated Gold Buffalo coin.
Both coins were struck on specially prepared and burnished planchets. The coins were then placed in an elegant hardwood box with a Certificate of Authenticity. There were approximately 8,000 coin sets sold.
The coins in the 2008 Double Prosperity Sets were identical coins to those which were sold separately by the U.S. Mint, the only difference was the packaging. Therefore, PCGS did not recognize these coins differently or did not implement any special programs or insert labels for these coins.
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