Platinum Eagle coins from the United States Mint are a truly unique option among annual-release coins from the nation’s sovereign mint. The Platinum American Eagle was the third metal offered in the American Eagle Series after the silver and gold coins debuted in 1986. Today, the Platinum Eagle remains popular with low mintage figures and beautiful designs. The 2018 1 oz Platinum American Eagle Coin is now available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you packaged in a protective plastic slab by the NGC!
- Sixteenth issue year of Platinum Eagles by the US Mint!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum.
- Issued a face value of $100 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Features an Early Release label.
- Lady Liberty’s face is found on the obverse of the coin.
- An American bald eagle soars across the reverse of the coin.
Designs on the Platinum American Eagle coin come from two of the US Mint’s best engravers in recent history. Thomas D. Rogers designed the image of the eagle soaring above the continent that features on the reverse of the coin. Rogers was an engraver and sculptor with the US Mint who created images for various coins.
His reverse image of the eagle soaring across America remains the only design in the Platinum Eagle’s history to feature on both the bullion and proof version of the coin. The proof Platinum Eagles have a new reverse design each year, and the 1997 issue was the only time the design of the obverse and reverse were the same.
John Mercanti is a native of Philadelphia, PA and got his start as a sculptor-engraver with the US Mint at its Philadelphia Mint location. Mercanti designed the heraldic eagle on the Silver Eagle’s reverse as well as Liberty on the obverse of the Platinum Eagle. He would go on to serve as the 12th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 2006 to his retirement in 2010.
On the obverse of the 2018 1 oz Platinum American Eagle Coin is Mercanti’s depiction of Liberty, which captures the look of her face as it appears on the Statue of Liberty. The reverse of 2018 Platinum American Eagle bullion coins features the bald eagle in flight over the nation.
The 2018 1 oz Platinum American Eagle Coins listed here are perfect specimens according to the NGC. Coins with a Mint State 70 grade have full, original mint luster and lack all detracting flaws. The included Early Release label denotes these coins were received for grading within 30 days of their 2018 issue date by the US Mint.
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