American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin

American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin - click on image to enlarge
American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin - click on image to enlarge

General Coin Information

The American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin is made from the the world's rarest precious metal, platinum. Available in one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce and one-tenth ounce sizes, they carry a face value of $100, $50, $25 and $10 respectively.

Of course, these values are only for symbolic and legal tender purposes, but the fact that the one ounce coin shows a monetary worth of $100 (the highest of any coin ever from the US) signifies a much greater assessment. Usually the value of a coin is determined from its limited mintage, rarity, condition and age. However, in the case of these investment bullion coins, the true value is generally based on the market price of the amount of platinum each coin contains.

Guaranteed by the US Government for content, weight and .9995 purity, these coins are sought after by those wanting to invest in precious metals. Their price is determined by the platinum content, to which a small premium is added to absorb minting, distribution and marketing costs.

In 2009, the US Mint cancelled the production of the bullion Platinum Eagles and only struck the related Proof Platinum Eagle. As of 2011, the bullion Eagles have yet to make a return.

Obverse Design

"Portrait of Liberty" designed by John Mercanti symbolizes Lady Liberty looking toward future on the obverse of the Platinum Bullion coin. The year, "LIBERTY", "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "IN GOD WE TRUST" are shown as well.

Reverse Design

Designed by Thomas D. Rogers, the reverse features an eagle, soaring above America with the sun in the background. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", "1 OZ.", "$100" and ".9995 PLATINUM" are also visible.

American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin Specifications


Mint: United States Mint
Mintmark: None
Finish/Condition: BU
Metal Content: .9995 Fine Platinum
Weight: 31.12 g, 15.56 g, 7.78 g, 3.112 g
Diameter: 32.7 mm, 27 mm, 22 mm, 16.5 mm
Thickness: 2.39 mm, 1.75 mm, 1.32 mm, 0.95 mm
Edge: Reeded
Mintage Limit: Determined by demand
Face Value: $100, $50, $25, $10
Obverse Designer: John Mercanti
Reverse Designer: Thomas D. Rogers

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Empty 1 oz Platinum American Eagle Coin Tube Slightly Used White
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2004 1 2 oz 50 Platinum American Eagle Coin PCGS MS 68
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2002 1 10 oz Platinum American Eagle Brilliant Uncirculated 9995 PLATINUM COIN
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1997 PLATINUM EAGLE PCGS MS69 100 only 1 MS70 COIN
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2008 100502510 PROOF PLATINUM EAGLE 4 COIN SET NGC MS70 Early Releases
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2003 PLATINUM EAGLE 10 25 50 PCGS MS70 100 MS69 4 COIN SET
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1999 LIBERTY 10 1 10 OZ PLATINUM EAGLE BULLION COIN OFFICAL US MINT PRODUCT NR
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American Eagle 2016 One Ounce Platinum Proof Coin READY TO SHIP
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2006 Eagle US PCGS MS 69 1 10 Ounce 9995 Platinum Coin DPSPC22
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2003 Eagle US PCGS MS 69 1 10 oz 9995 Platinum Coin DPSPC20
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2008 1 2 oz Platinum Eagle 50 Coin NGC MS70
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