The third installment of the American Eagle Series, the Platinum American Eagle was introduced by the United States Mint in 1997. The series features a static obverse and reverse design combination in the Brilliant Uncirculated release, with changing design elements on the reverse of the coin when it was introduced in the Proof version in 1997. From 1997 to 2017, a new reverse debuted each year. As of 2018, new obverse designs appear each year. Now, 1/10 oz Proof Platinum American Eagles are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com from random years.
- Coin ships to you in a display box with an included Certificate of Authenticity!
- Offered by the US Mint between 1997 and 2008!
- Available mintages are limited!
- Consists of One-Tenth Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum.
- Issued a face value of $10 (USD) by the United States.
- The obverse bears the image of the Statue of Liberty.
- On the reverse are images of American bald eagles or emblems of the government.
- Includes a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
- Please keep in mind the potential to receive coins with the same date and design when buying multiples.
The 1997 debut of the Platinum American Eagles featured fractional-ounce coins in the BU and Proof versions of the coin. The fractional-ounce options included 1/2 oz and 1/4 oz platinum coins alongside these 1/10 oz platinum coins. All three fractional-ounce coins were issued through 2008, with none issued in 2009.
Mintage figures varied across the board in the Proof Platinum Eagle range each year. Due to its low weight and affordable price compared to the other options, these 1/10 oz Proof Platinum Eagles typically enjoyed the highest demand in the series. The debut release in 1997 garnered sales of 36,993 1/10 oz Proof Platinum Eagles. That was the highest in the history of the series and the highest for the 1/10 oz weight. In fact, the 1/10 oz Proof Platinum Eagle was the best-selling coin among the four weights each year from 1997 to 2008, with the exception of 2007.
The obverse side of 1/10 oz Proof Platinum Eagles includes a depiction of the Statue of Liberty. Designed by John Mercanti, it features the stoic gaze of Liberty as she looks out into the distance wearing her tall, pointed crown.
On the reverse field of the 1/10 oz Proof Platinum American Eagle is an image of either American bald eagles or US national emblems. Many of the releases in this weight featured a depiction of the bald eagle, though certain coins had designs with the emblems of the branches of the federal government.
These 1/10 oz Proof Platinum American Eagles are available with a display box and a Certificate of Authenticity. Dates are chosen at random in this listing and range from 1997 to 2008. We cannot guarantee a date and design for you in advance. All items are selected at random after your payment has been processed. As such, it is possible to receive matching dates and designs on the coins you receive when buying multiples.
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