American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin (2011 Version Shown) (US Mint images)

2012 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin

2012 American Eagle One Ounce Platinum Proof Coin

General Coin Information

The 2012 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin is struck for collectors from one ounce of .9995 platinum. Each coin marks the continuation of the Platinum Eagle Program dating back to 1997 as well as the fourth year in a series containing special annually changing reverses dedicated to the principles found in the Preamble of the Constitution of the United States. The reverse for 2012 will feature a them based on the principle of "To Provide for the Common Defence."

The first year of the special reverses was in 2009 with the last scheduled to appear in 2014. The theming of the reverses according to the US Mint is "inspired by narratives prepared by the chief justice of the United States at the request of the United States Mint." Those reverse themes as well as the year of their scheduled appearance is offered below:

  • 2009 - To Form a More Perfect Union
  • 2010- To Establish Justice
  • 2011 - To Insure Domestic Tranquility
  • 2012 - To Provide for the Common Defence
  • 2013 - To Promote General Welfare
  • 2014 - To Secure the Blessings of Liberty to Ourselves and our Posterity

The Platinum Eagle Program itself debuted with four different sized Eagles - one ounce, 1/2 ounce, 1/4 once and 1/10 ounce. However, the fractional sizes were discontinued in late 2008.

Obverse Design

Shown on the obverse is a depiction of the Statue of Liberty looking "towards the future" as designed by US Mint Sculptor / Engraver John Mercanti. Also shown are the inscriptions "Liberty," "E Pluribus Unum" and the year of mintage.

Reverse Design

The reverse will contain an image based on the theme of "To Provide for the Common Defence" and also include the inscriptions of "United States of America," " 1 oz," ".9995 Platinum" and "$100." It was designed by  United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Associate Designer Barbara Fox and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Charles L. Vickers. It depicts a vigilant minuteman from the Revolutionary War.

American Eagle Platinum Coin Specifications

   
   Mint: United States Mint
   Mintmark: W
   Finish/Condition: Proof
   Metal Content: .9995 platinum
   Weight: 1.0005 troy ounce (31.120 grams)
   Diameter: 32.70 mm
   Edge: Reeded
   Issue Price: based on price of platinum
   Mintage Limit: tba
   Face Value: $100
   Obverse Designer: John Mercanti
   Reverse Designer:Barbara Fox / Charles L. Vickers

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