2009 American Platinum Eagle Proof Coin

After a long delay and some uncertainty about the fate of the coin, the US Mint finally released the 2009 American Platinum Eagle Proof Coin on December 3, 2009. This coin continues the series of .995 platinum coins that have been issued since 1997.

2009 Platinum Eagle

The reverse design of the 2009 Proof Platinum Eagle is emblematic of the theme “To Form a More Perfect Union”. Four faces are shown with hair and clothing intertwined to represent diversity within a single Nation. An American Eagle privy mark appears to satisfy the legal requirement to have an eagle appear on the reverse of the coin. The reverse was designed by Susan Gamble and engraved by Phebe Hemphill.

The obverse of the coin features a rendition of the Statue of Liberty by John Mercanti. This image has been used on the obverse of the bullion and collectible versions of the coin since 1997.

Notably, this will be the only Platinum Eagle coin issued during 2009. The US Mint announced that the bullion versions would not be produced this year, and the other collectible versions were previously announced as discontinued.


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