Platinum American Eagle coins are a coveted, low-mintage offering from the United States Mint. Initiated in 1997, the Platinum Eagle has a complex minting history in both proof and bullion and is known as the official platinum bullion coin of the United States. The designs of the Platinum Eagle come from John Mercanti and Thomas D. Rogers, and never change from one year to the next on the coin’s bullion option. Today, 2018 1 oz Platinum American Eagle Coins are available to you online at Silver.com in near-perfect condition!
- Ships to you packaged in a protective slab by the Professional Coin Grading Service!
- Sixteenth available year of Platinum American Eagle bullion coins!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum.
- Face value of $100 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Designated First Strike coins.
- Obverse bears the image of Liberty.
- Reverse includes the American bald eagle.
The Platinum American Eagle coin from the United States Mint was first struck in 1997. The coins initially were offered in proof and bullion options, with both available through 2008. At that time, the US Mint suspended the program in the face of the Great Recession and slumping platinum prices. In 2014, the bullion Platinum Eagle returned, but was again suspended in 2015. Since 2016, the coins have been regularly available again, but with small mintage levels.
All 2018 1 oz Platinum American Eagle coins in this listing earned a near-perfect Mint State 69 certification from the PCGS. Coins with an MS69 grade feature full, original mint luster along with a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These flaws are limited in scope to the areas outside the primary focal points of the coin, and limited in scope to minuscule contact marks or hairlines.
As a First Strike specimen, these coins met the necessary criteria for the FS label inside the protective slab. First Strike coins must arrive at the PCGS or one of its approved third-party locations within the first 30 days of the US Mint’s 2018 release date for Platinum American Eagle coins.
The obverse of the 2018 1 oz Platinum American Eagle Coin includes the design of Lady Liberty. Inspired by the Statue of Liberty, John Mercanti created this design in 1997 for use on the Platinum Eagle coins as a symbol of Lady Liberty’s stoic, persistent vigilance in watching over the nation and its people.
On the reverse of the Platinum American Eagle you’ll find the American bald eagle. Captured in this design in midflight, the national symbol of America is seen with its wings spread wide as it glides over the land with the rays of sun in the background signifying a bright new day with the eagle on guard over the country.
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