Proof Platinum American Eagles are available to purchase from the US Mint with new reverse design elements each year. From 1997 to 2017, the US Mint used new images on the reverse side each year, before switching to new obverse design elements for the first time in 2018. During the first decade of availability, the US Mint offered Proof Platinum Eagles in fractional-ounce weights as well, with the largest being the 1/2 oz Proof Platinum Eagle. Now, 1/2 oz Proof Platinum American Eagles from random years are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside of individual plastic capsules!
- Dates range from 1997 to 2008!
- Availability is limited!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States.
- The obverse features the Statue of Liberty.
- On the obverse is a new design of the American bald eagle each year.
- Comes with “W” mint marks from the West Point Mint.
- Please remember you could get coins with matching dates and designs when buying multiples.
From 1997 to 2008, the Proof Platinum Eagle was offered in 1 oz platinum and three fractional-ounce options. The fractional-ounce coins were suspended starting in 2009 and have not been reissued in the series since that time. Among the three weights, the 1/2 oz coin was the largest and is followed by the 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz coins.
Production of the 1/2 oz Proof Platinum Eagles varied from one year to the next. The highest mintage in this weight came in the second to last year of availability. The 2007 coin had a mintage of 25,519 coins, some 10,000 more than the next closest year and more than double the average yearly mintage. The lowest mintage came in the final year, 2008, when just 4,020 coins were struck.
The obverse of 1/2 oz Proof Platinum American Eagles comes with an image of the Statue of Liberty. This design was created in 1997 by John Mercanti and features every year on the obverse of the BU coins, and was on the obverse of all proof coins from 1997 to 2017.
On the reverse field of 1/2 oz Proof Platinum Eagles, you will find varying depictions of the American bald eagle. From 1998 to 2002, the Vistas of Liberty series offered various images of the American bald eagle in flight above different regions of the nation. The 2006-2008 series known as the Foundations of Democracy offered symbols of the three branches of American federal government.
These 1/2 oz Proof Platinum American Eagles come with protective capsules only and are offered from random years of availability. The possible date marks, as mentioned above, range from 1997 to 2008. Silver.com selects all coins at random once your payment has been processed. As such, we cannot guarantee a design or date in advance. If you buy multiples, it is possible to receive coins with the same date and design.
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