The nation’s official platinum bullion coin is the Platinum American Eagle, part of the larger American Eagle series of coins from the United States Mint. Released in 1997, the coins were regularly produced through 2008, but have been beset by platinum shortages in recent years. Right now the 2017 1 oz Platinum American Eagle is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a plastic flip to protect the coin’s condition.
- 16th Platinum American Eagle bullion release.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $100 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Obverse features John Mercanti’s depiction of the Statue of Liberty.
- Reverse includes the bald eagle design from Thomas D. Rogers.
Each 2017 1 oz Platinum American Eagle coins in this listing has a BU grade. Coins in Brilliant Uncirculated condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the coining process.
Bullion Platinum American Eagle coins were offered from 1997 to 2008, but the impact of the Great Recession on the demand for silver and gold forced the US Mint to suspend production of the Platinum Eagle. In 2014, the US Mint restarted the bullion version of the coin and sold a total of 16,900 coins.
All American Eagle coins, from gold and silver to platinum, feature the same design concepts for the obverse and reverse faces. Each coin’s obverse depicts Lady Liberty in a different pose. Only the 2017 1 oz Platinum American Eagle coin has a modern design, with the gold and silver coins using historic designs from the early 20th century.
On the obverse of each 2017 1 oz Platinum American Eagle coin is the image of the Statue of Liberty. Created in 1997 by then-Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, John Mercanti, this image features on the obverse of all bullion, proof, and uncirculated version of the Platinum Eagle.
The reverse side of the coin features an image from former US Mint engraver and artist Thomas D. Rogers. His creation is known as “Eagle Soaring Above America,” and has featured on the reverse of the bullion coin since 1997. It was also used on the proof coin in 1997, but that series has a new design on its reverse every year.
Platinum American Eagle coins are produced by the United States Mint, with the West Point Minting facility handling the task of striking the nation’s official platinum bullion product each year.
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