American Platinum Eagles

Platinum EaglesThe Platinum Eagle is one of the American Eagle bullion coins of the United States.  Each coin contains 99.95% fine platinum and is guaranteed by the United States for weight, content, and purity.

The coin series was first offered by the US Mint starting with the 1997 Platinum Eagle.  It was offered in the common one ounce size with a $100 legal tender value.  Alternate denominations were offered with different platinum content amounts and face values.  The $50 coin contains one-half ounce of platinum.  The $25 coin contains one-quarter ounce of platinum.  The $10 coin contains one-tenth ounce of platinum.

Platinum Eagles have been offered in either uncirculated or proof versions.  The proof version has a special cameo finish which includes mirrored background and frosted raised elements.  In 2006, the Mint started offering burnished finish coins.  In 2007, the Mint issued a special reverse proof finish coin.

The obverse design of the coin features the Statue of Liberty as designed by John Mercanti.  The reverse design features a soaring eagle as designed by Thomas D. Rogers.  Since 1998, the proof version of the coin has featured an annually rotating reverse design.

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