I received my palladium proof and it is absolutely beautiful. I love my mercury dimes but their beauty is somewhat diminished by their small size; but not the Pd proofs! I saw a recent pre-order advertisement for these graded proofs plus the added designation of ''early release''. The full 15,000 mintage sold out in 270 seconds and I would think only 1 or a few sets of dies would have only been needed for their probable one-day total production time. This then, would automatically make ALL the Pd coins, ''early releases'' and ''first strikes'' regardless of arrival time for grading. Besides the revenue incentive for these designations, am I missing something else?