Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Eagles - $25 (1986-Date)
Mint: West Point
Mintage: 22,602
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Miley Busiek
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9167
Weight: 16.9700g
AGW: 0.5000oz
Melt Value: $640.45 (10/21/2017)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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2008 W EAGLE G$25 PF obverse 2008 W EAGLE G$25 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

First struck in 1986, Gold Eagles are one of the world's most popular ways to buy gold. The coins are available in 1/10oz, 1/4oz, 1/2oz, and 1oz sizes, with face values of $5, $10, $25, and $50, respectively.

As the financial crisis deepened in 2008, sales of gold numismatic products from the mint dropped off quite a bit. In fact, in 2008 the mintage of proof $25 gold eagles was only about half of the prior year at only 22,602 coins. Quality was good this year however, with nearly 62% earning the top grade at NGC. (6/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/17/2017

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2008 W EAGLE G$25 PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 825 875 1050

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1447
Low Grade: 66
Average Grade: 69
High Grade: 70


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Auction Prices Realized

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11/3/2008 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo Teletrade Auction 2607, 2607/Lot# 2539 $891.25
12/16/2008 NGC PF 70   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28124, 28124/Lot# 24735 $517.50
12/16/2008 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28124, 28124/Lot# 24736 $603.75
2/7/2010 PCGS PF 69   Ultra Cameo Teletrade Auction 2808, 2808/Lot# 2921 $718.75
11/1/2012 PCGS PF 69   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions Thursday Modern Coin Auctions Session(1), 241245/Lot# 15294 $940.00
6/2/2013 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 116056 $990.61
2/26/2015 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1218/Lot# 8268 $822.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 2008 W G$25 PF EAGLE Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6316556787037297547818098378658949251013110512041309142114501477153115831753
6396636867127377637908188468759049541044113812391346143114591495154816400
0000007908188468759049541044113812391346143114591495154800
0000008008288568849159841074117112741384144014681513156600
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