As the official platinum bullion coin of the United States, the Platinum American Eagle coin series takes its place alongside its gold and silver counterparts as a staple of production from the United States Mint. These coins have much lower mintage figures and similar beauty in their design. Despite the similarities though, there is one thing that makes the Platinum Eagle special. The 1 oz Proof Platinum American Eagle Coin is available to you currently for online purchase at Silver.com.
- Ships to you with the original box and certificate of authenticity!
- Issued by the United States Mint since 1997!
- Each annual release brings a new reverse design!
- Consists of One Troy ounces of .9995 fine platinum.
- Issued a face value of $100 (USD) by the United States.
- The Statue of Liberty’s face appears on the coin’s obverse.
- Changing designs of the American bald eagle and Liberty are found on the coin’s reverse.
Proof Platinum American Eagle coins debuted in 1997 along with a bullion counterpart. While the bullion Platinum Eagle was canceled from 2009 to 2013 during the Great Recession, renewed interest in the metal resulting from strong platinum prices resulted in the reintroduction of the bullion coin in 2014, and consistently since 2016.
Throughout this period though, the Proof Platinum Eagle continued to feature in the US Mint catalog. The Proof Platinum Eagle has long set itself apart from other bullion coin programs at the mint with its use of a new design on the reverse each year. It is the only annual-release bullion coin from the US Mint to follow this practice.
On the reverse of the 1 oz Proof Platinum American Eagle coins in this product listing, you’ll find either a depiction of Liberty or the American bald eagle. For example, from 1997 to 2003, the American bald eagle featured on the reverse side, first in the debut design from Thomas D. Rogers and later in various iterations during the Vistas of Liberty design series.
In fact, only once has the United States Mint reused a design on the Proof Platinum American Eagle collection. The 1997 coin featured the Thomas D. Rogers design of the Eagle soaring above America, which continues to feature on the bullion coins. In 2017, the US Mint used the design again on the proof coins in a 20th-anniversary commemorative issue.
The obverse of all 1 oz Proof Platinum Eagles includes the face of the Statue of Liberty. This design was created by US Mint Engraver John Mercanti, who would later go on to serve as the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 2006 to 2010.
All 1 oz Proof Platinum American Eagle Coins in this listing are available from random, varied years. The coin, and hence reverse design, you receive is dependent upon availability in our warehouse when your order is picked and processed for shipping. We cannot guarantee a specific year of issue or design.
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