The Platinum American Eagle is the official platinum bullion coin of the United States, and is part of the larger American Eagle series from the United States Mint that includes the popular Silver Eagle and Gold Eagle. The Platinum Eagle offers greater variety at times, with fractional-weight coins available in the past. Right now, the ½ oz Platinum American Eagle coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab from the PCGS.
- Available in years ranging 1997 to 2008!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of Mint State 69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Obverse includes the image of Lady Liberty from John Mercanti.
- Reverse features the American bald eagle from Thomas D. Rogers.
Each of the ½ oz Platinum American Eagle Coins in this product listing is in near-perfect condition according to the PCGS. Coins with a Mint State 69 grade feature full, original mint luster with a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These flaws are limited to minuscule hairlines or contact marks found outside the primary focal areas of the coin.
All ½ oz Platinum American Eagle Coins in this product listing come from various years of production at the US Mint. Fractional-weight Platinum Eagles were available only from 1997 to 2008, with the highest production numbers occurring in the initial three years and the final year of production.
Platinum American Eagle coin production suffered immensely during the Great Recession. All bullion coin production, even in the now-resumed 1 oz weight, stopped from 2008 until 2014. The proof coin saw its fractional-weight coins ended during the Great Recession, with only the 1 oz continuing during the recession at very minimal levels.
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.
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.
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