Platinum American Eagle coins debuted from the United States Mint in 1997, and have dealt with a varied mintage history in the intervening years. No longer available from the US Mint, the fractional-weight Platinum American Eagle is still available from authorized dealers, with some even in certified condition. The ½ oz Platinum American Eagle Coin is available to you online now at Silver.com
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab from the NGC.
- Available in years ranging 1997 to 2008!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a grade of Mint State 69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse includes the image of Lady Liberty from John Mercanti.
- Reverse features the American bald eagle from Thomas D. Rogers.
These ½ oz Platinum American Eagle coins come from varied years of production. Silver.com cannot take requests for particular years as the coin you receive will be dependent upon availability at the time your order is processed for shipping. It will, however, be guaranteed to feature a year-of-issue mark between 1997 and 2008.
Platinum American Eagle coins were available only between 1997 and 2008 in fractional weights. The highest year of production for ½ oz Platinum American Eagle coins came in 1998 with 32,419 coins struck, while the lowest year of mintage was in 2008 with just 7,001 coins produced by the mint.
On the obverse of all ½ oz Platinum American Eagle coins is an image of Lady Liberty, based upon the Statue of Liberty, which was created in 1997 by former US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti exclusively for use on the Platinum American Eagle.
The reverse of the ½ oz Platinum American Eagle Coin includes the image of a bald eagle soaring above the North American continent. The sun is visible rising into the sky behind the eagle, which has its wings outstretched. This was created in 1997 by Thomas D. Rogers, former sculptor and engraver at the US Mint.
All ½ oz Platinum American Eagle Coins in this offering are in Mint State 69 condition according to the NGC. Considered a near-perfect coin, you’ll find the full, original mint luster along with a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. Coins in this condition have flaws limited to minuscule contact marks or hairlines.
We encourage all Silver.com customers to contact us with questions regarding these coins. Our customer service team is available at 888-989-7223, online through our live chat, and via our email address.