Endeavor Metals is a Tier 1 dealer that can find specific coins for collectors through our vast network of connections. Whether you are a seasoned numismatist or a first-time investor looking to diversify your portfolio, you will find the finest rare platinum coins here.
Various physical attributes and the year that the coin was minted are assessed in the Sheldon Coin Grading Scale. This scale ranges from 1-70, with a 70 being the best or the ”perfect” grade.
For a numismatic coin to achieve a “perfect” MS70 (Mint State 70) grade, numismatists look at the physical aspects of the coin. An MS70 grade means the coin has no marks, even when using an eye loupe or magnifier, a bright color, and an extraordinary luster and strike.
Grades 68-69 are still near perfect levels. However, the main difference would be small, light marks that are visible upon closer inspection, but not visible to the naked eye.
The year of rare platinum coins also plays a role in determining the numismatic value, as every year there are a different number of minted coins. Only so many coins will be graded. Amongst those, a small percentage will be graded MS70. Therefore, MS70 coins have a higher appeal and scarcity than other platinum bullion coins due to their incredible rarity.
Compared to gold and silver numismatics, there aren’t very many rare platinum coins. The reason is simple—platinum’s coinage history is quite short! The first investment-grade bullion coin (the Platinum Noble) was released by the Isle of Man in 1983, and U.S. Mint platinum coins (American Platinum Eagles) have only been available since 1997.
Because platinum bullion coins are still relatively new, now is the time to purchase them while they’re still easily attainable. Today’s platinum bullion coins are tomorrow’s collectibles! That said, there are some particular American Platinum Eagles that are especially desirable among collectors. Here’s a look at the modern classics.
⅒, ¼, and ½ oz American Platinum Eagles are rare platinum coins because they were discontinued in 2008. Since then, American Platinum Eagles have only been minted in 1 oz sizes, so the older fractional pieces are quite difficult to come by these days.
1997 is the coin’s first year of mintage, so it’s no surprise that collectors are so eager to own them. Because of their age, finding 1997 American Platinum Eagles with a perfect MS70 grade is quite challenging. We’re proud to have pristine versions, including fractional varieties.
2006 Platinum American Eagles are rare platinum coins because the U.S. Mint produced them in record low quantities at the time, with the exception of the ½ oz coin. Naturally, the ⅒, ¼, and 1 oz versions are quite scarce.
Having been minted in quantities of only 2,481 and 2,253, respectively, ¼ and ½ oz 2008 burnished American Platinum Eagles quickly became the rarest U.S. Mint platinum coins until 2016, when less than 1,300 First Spouse gold coins were sold.
At the time, gold and silver U.S. Mint coins were much more popular, and platinum’s volatile price shifts made investors wary. In addition to individual pieces, we offer complete sets of all four.
Investing in platinum numismatics can be quite profitable, but only if you take proper precautions. There are unscrupulous sellers that sell counterfeits, as well as genuine coins with misleading grades and inflated prices. Follow these tips to protect your investment.
In contrast to standard U.S. Mint platinum coins, platinum numismatics are valued beyond their precious metal value. Many investors and collectors turn to numismatics because of their ever-growing scarcity. They are only available in limited quantities, and will always be highly coveted by enthusiastic coin collectors.
By purchasing rare platinum coins, you are removing them from circulation, naturally decreasing the available supply on the market. With every passing year, numismatics become increasingly difficult to obtain, causing their value to increase. Besides being a high-potential investment vehicle, finding and collecting rare coins is a very rewarding hobby!
As long as you follow the guidelines above, collecting rare platinum coins is easy, fun, and often lucrative. Starting a numismatic coin collection is as simple as buying the coins that interest you.
Some collectors prefer to buy coins with specific features. For example, you could build a set of all four U.S. Mint platinum coins from their first year of release in 1997. You could collect platinum bullion coins from all over the globe. Or, you could even seek out coins with minting errors.
Start by learning about coins to see if anything piques your interest. From there, the fun part begins—tracking them down! If you ever need a helping hand finding rare platinum coins, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re always happy to reach out to our vast network of connections.
Endeavor Metals brings more than 50 years of experience to the table. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our in-house specialists can assist you in selecting the right products for your portfolio. In addition to rare platinum coins, we carry traditional bullion platinum coins, platinum bars, and platinum IRAs, as well as gold, silver, and palladium numismatics.
Place your order with full confidence, knowing that we are a member of multiple prestigious organizations, including the American Numismatic Association. We have a 4.9 Google star rating and an A+ accredited grade on the Better Business Bureau. Like all our products, these rare U.S. Mint platinum coins are backed by our 7-day, 100% money-back guarantee. Grow your coin collection, and add diversity to your investment portfolio.
Platinum numismatics are worth more than their intrinsic platinum content due to their extreme rarity. They’re highly collectible. Over time, they only become increasingly difficult to obtain, naturally driving their value upward.
Building sets is a fun aspect of coin collecting, and you may see a significant return on your investment if you decide to sell a complete set. For example, you could seek out specific U.S. Mint platinum coins like the Platinum American Eagle from the first year they were minted (1997) up to the current year.
There’s no guesswork involved in pricing our numismatics. Our rare coins are always graded by established third-party grading services — the NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Company) and the PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service). The coins are thoroughly evaluated by experts according to the Sheldon Coin Grading Scale.
The Sheldon Coin Grading Scale runs from 0-70, with a score of 70 signifying that a coin is in perfect condition. Coins are graded according to their strike, luster, surface preservation, coloration, and eye appeal. The scale has remained the industry standard since 1949.
Both investment vehicles have their own unique benefits. Platinum bullion bars and coins allow you to purchase the metal as close to its current spot price as possible. However, these products are typically widely available, so they’re not as desirable on the collector’s market.
Although platinum numismatics cost more upfront, they offer outstanding long-term growth potential.
We stock an extensive collection of top-graded U.S. Mint platinum coins. But if you don’t see what you’re looking for, give us a call. We have over 50 years of in-house experience and can reach out to our vast network of connections to help you track down rare platinum coins.