Platinum American Eagle coins were originally available from the United States Mint with fractional-weight options in both the bullion and proof versions. Today, those coins have been suspended by the mint, with only 1 oz coins available. However, you can still find fractional-weight Platinum American Eagles from authorized dealers. Today, the ¼ oz Platinum American Eagle Coin is available in perfect condition online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab from the NGC.
- Available with dates from 1997 to 2008!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum.
- Face value of $25 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse bears the image of Lady Liberty by John Mercanti.
- Reverse includes the American bald eagle soaring over the country.
Platinum American Eagle fractional-weight coins were only available in bullion from 1997 to 2008. The coin program in its entirety was halted in 2008 during the Great Recession due to high demand for American Silver Eagle coins and the need for production capacity to meet that demand, among other factors.
The ¼ oz Platinum American Eagle Coins in this listing feature year-of-issue marks from 1997 to 2008, with the highest production years for bullion ¼ oz Platinum American Eagles occurring in 1999 and 1998, respectively.
On the obverse of all ¼ oz Platinum American Eagle coins is the image of Lady Liberty, as visible on the Statue of Liberty. Created specifically for the Platinum Eagle in 1997 by John Mercanti, then-US Mint Chief Engraver, the image features a close-up visual of Lady Liberty’s face as she gazes into the future.
The reverse of the ¼ oz Platinum American Eagle Coin includes the Eagle Soaring Above America design. This was created by Thomas D. Rogers in 1997 for the Platinum American Eagle, and is the only design to have featured on the bullion and proof version in the same year (1997).
All ¼ oz Platinum American Eagle coin listed with Silver.com today is a near-perfect specimen according to the NGC. Coins in MS69 condition exhibit full, original mint luster and have a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These flaws are limited to miniscule contact marks or hairlines, visible only outside the primary focal areas.
Platinum American Eagle coins are a product of the West Point Mint. This mint facility in the US Mint system is responsible for production of all American Eagle coins, including bullion, proof, and burnished versions.
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