The United States Mint on Tuesday removed its newly discounted one-tenth ounce 2008 American Eagle Platinum Uncirculated Coin from its online store. Indicators suggest a potential price-driven sellout, with any remaining coins held for inclusion in the Mint’s four-coin platinum set, which includes the one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce sized coins.
Collectors who purchased the 1/10-ounce collector coin at the new price paid $134.95. That was less than what the Mint charged in 2007 and substantially lower than the Mint’s initial 2008 price tag of $259.95. Then again, platinum prices have also plunged recently. New York platinum closed on Tuesday at $898 per ounce, which is well off its $2,252 high set earlier this year.