The Platinum American Eagle is one of the more unique coins from the United States Mint. Arguably the most unique facet of the coin is the fact that its proof version has a new reverse design each year, making it the only bullion coin from the US Mint with a rotating design element to one side. Platinum Eagle coins are making a comeback, and now’s your chance to own one! Right now, the 2017 1 oz Platinum American Eagle Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed within a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- 20th anniversary release of the Platinum American Eagle!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum.
- Bears a face value of $100 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of Mint State 69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Obverse features Liberty’s gaze as designed by John Mercanti.
- Reverse includes a soaring eagle from Thomas D. Rogers.
Each of the 2017 1 oz Platinum American Eagle Coins in this listing is in Mint State 69 condition from the PCGS. Coins in this condition are considered near-perfect, exhibiting full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These minor issues are limited to minuscule contact marks or hairlines found only outside of the primary focal area.
Platinum American Eagle bullion coins were introduced in 1997 by the United States Mint, and available annually through 2008. The program was halted after the 2008 issue and did not resume until 2014, but even then it sustained another shutdown in 2015, returning again in 2016.
Mintage of the Platinum American Eagle coin has been higher in its return than it was during the final years of availability in the mid-2000s. The highest single-year mintage came in 1998 with 133,002 coins struck. The lowest mintage was just 6,000 coins in 2006. From 2001 to 2006 the series saw sustained drops in demand. The return of the coins has brought renewed interest though, with 16,900 coins struck in 2014 and 20,000 in 2016.
The obverse of the 2017 1 oz Platinum American Eagle Coin includes the image of the Statue of Liberty. Created for the Platinum Eagle in 1997 by John Mercanti, it captures her face as she gazes out toward the east from her perch in New York City’s harbor.
On the reverse of all bullion, Platinum American Eagles is the image of an eagle soaring over the continent as the sun rises behind it. This was created in 1997 by Thomas D. Rogers, a US Mint engraver and artist who created numerous designs for the reverse of proof versions of the Platinum Eagle as well.
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