Finally, my first perfect MS70 First Strike coin! Perfection in platinum is truly something to behold. I've had so many raw plats submitted before that I thought were MS 70 but turned out to be MS 69 that I refused to get my hopes up this time. Yet, as I examined it with a 20x loupe, I could not see a flaw. My hopes were raised again and this time came true!
Jaime Hernandez: In 2008 the U.S. Mint offered 3 different versions of Platinum Eagle coins. It offered the regular Uncirculated versions, then it offered the regular Proof versions. Finally, it also offered the Special Burnbished Uncirculated versions with a W mint mark. After the sales figures came in, it was obvious that the 2008-W $10 Mint State coins would have a very small mintage for a modern bullion coin, iincluding for the Platinum Eagle series.