American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin

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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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2004 American Eagle 25 1 4 oz Platinum Coin NGC Graded MS70
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Platinum Eagle Coin 1 oz 2005 3116 Hobby Art Antique Currency Coin Rare C03
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1998 USA 25 Platinum Eagle 1 2 oz Coin PCGS MS 69 9976769 3350601 GEM BLAZER
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2004 Quarter Ounce Platinum Eagle P25 Coin NGC MS 70
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2004 Quarter Ounce Platinum Eagle P25 Coin NGC MS 70
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1997 100 EAGLE COIN LAYERED IN 9995 PLATINUM  LIMITED EDITION  AMERICAN MINT
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2007 10th Anniversary Platinum American Eagle Coin Set
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American Eagle One Ounce Platinum Proof Coin Custom Stainless Steel Watch
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