Available beginning today, July 18, 2013, at Noon (Eastern), the United States Mint will make available the 2013 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin. The 2013 Platinum Eagle is initially available for $1,800.00 but that pricing is subject to change based on platinum market conditions.
Each coin is struck from one ounce of 99.95% pure platinum. Legal tender face value of the release is $100 with a mintage cap in place of 15,000.
The 2013 Platinum Eagle is offered as the fifth issue in the US Mint's American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Program "Preamble Series."
"In 2009, the United States Mint introduced a new six-year platinum coin program," describes the US Mint. "This new series explores the core concepts of American democracy by highlighting the preamble of the U. S. Constitution... The themes for the reverse designs for this program are inspired by narratives prepared by the Chief Justice (John G. Roberts Jr.) of the United States at the request of the United States Mint."
The six concepts and their feature years are shown 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
As shown, the series is scheduled to include one more release.
Shown on the reverse of the newest release is the design emblematic of the "To Promote the General Welfare" theme by Joel Iskowitz. It features an image of Young America in front of interlocking gears. The design is said to symbolize "the interconnection of power between the states and the national government." Inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1 oz., .9995 PLATINUM and $100
Those interested in purchasing a 2013 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin may do so directly from the United States Mint via its website of www.usmint.gov or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). As previously mentioned, current pricing of each coin is $1,800.00.