The Platinum American Eagle coin is a massively popular product from the United States Mint, due in large part to the increasing value of platinum and the much lower mintage of this coin. While the Silver American Eagle and Gold American Eagle are struck to meet demand on an annual basis, the Platinum American Eagle coin is produced with limited mintages each year. Silver.com now offers the 2016 1 oz Platinum American Eagle Coin for purchase from its online catalog.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic flip courtesy of the US Mint. Multiples of 20 come in tubes, while multiples of 100 ship in monster boxes.
- 15th release of Platinum American Eagle coin’s bullion version.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum.
- Issued a face value of $100 (USD) by the United States government.
- Reverse features a design of the eagle from Thomas D. Rogers.
- Obverse includes the “Portraits of Liberty” design from John Mercanti.
- Brilliant Uncirculated specimens.
- Struck with a limited mintage.
Platinum American Eagle coins are produced in a much different manner between the bullion version in this listing and the proof coins. Only 1997 saw the obverse and reverse designs feature the same imagery on the bullion and proof. The proof version of the coin is the only major bullion coin program from the US Mint with new designs each year.
Bullion Platinum American Eagle coins feature the same designs each year. The 2016 1 oz Platinum American Eagle Coins in this offering are Brilliant Uncirculated specimens. BU coins have no signs of wear and tear, but may feature minor flaws including breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks from the coining process.
On the reverse side of the 2016 1 oz Platinum American Eagle Coin you’ll find the image of an American bald eagle in flight with its wings spread wide over the rays of the sun. This image was created by Thomas D. Rogers, an engraver of the United States Mint and creator of two further designs used in the reverse of the proof coins in the future.
The obverse side of all Platinum American Eagle coins includes the image of the Statue of Liberty’s head, focused intently on her eyes as they gaze off into the future. This image was created in 1997 by then-Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, John Mercanti. His other images include the heraldic eagle used on the reverse of the massively popular Silver American Eagle coin.
The United States Mint makes the Platinum American Eagle coin available for just the third time since 2008. The coins were available in bullion from 1997 to 2008, with a hiatus forced by the demand for silver and gold at the start of the Great Recession in 2008.
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