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 ¼ oz Platinum American Eagle Coin is available with near-perfect certification online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab from the PCGS.
- Available with dates from 1997 to 2008!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of 9995 fine platinum.
- Bears a face value of $25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of Mint State 69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Obverse bears the image of Lady Liberty by John Mercanti.
- Reverse includes the American bald eagle soaring over the country.
All ¼ oz Platinum American Eagle Coins in this product listing is a near-perfect specimen according to the PCGS. Coins in Mint State 69 condition show full, original mint luster, but also include a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These flaws are limited to minuscule hairlines or contact marks found only outside the primary focal areas of the coin.
Platinum American Eagle bullion coins have the same obverse and reverse design fields every year. Former US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti designed the obverse in 1997, while Thomas D. Rogers created the reverse design used on all bullion coins. Rogers was, at the time, an Assistant Engraver with the US Mint.
Platinum American Eagle coins were available only between 1997 and 2008 in fractional weights. The highest year of production for ¼ oz Platinum American Eagle coins came in 1999 with 39,734 coins struck, while the lowest year of mintage was in 2008 with just 8,402 coins produced by the mint.
On the obverse of the ¼ oz Platinum American Eagle coin is the image of Liberty gazing into the future. It is based upon her image as found on the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, and focuses on her facial features only rather than her full figure.
The reverse of all ¼ oz Platinum American Eagle coins features the design of an American bald eagle soaring over America. It features an eagle with wings spread wide as it glides over the continent, with the sun rising into the sky in the background.
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