American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin

American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin - click on image to enlarge
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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

American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin Auctions




1997 100 PLATINUM EAGLE ARCHIVAL EDITION COIN PROOF
1997 100 PLATINUM EAGLE ARCHIVAL EDITION COIN PROOF
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2005 100 American Eagle 9995 Platinum Coin NGC MS70 Cert 1839843 107
2005 100 American Eagle 9995 Platinum Coin NGC MS70 Cert 1839843 107
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2003 100 American Eagle 9995 Platinum Coin NGC MS70 Cert 174822 047
2003 100 American Eagle 9995 Platinum Coin NGC MS70 Cert 174822 047
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QTY 10 1 OZ US MINT GOLD PLATINUM AMERICAN EAGLE  BUFFALO COIN CAPSULES
QTY 10 1 OZ US MINT GOLD PLATINUM AMERICAN EAGLE BUFFALO COIN CAPSULES
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2005 50 9995 1 2oz Platinum American Eagle RARE Coin BU
2005 50 9995 1 2oz Platinum American Eagle RARE Coin BU
$426.69 (7 Bids)
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New 2016 Platinum American Eagle 1 OZ Proof Coin In Original MINT Packaging
New 2016 Platinum American Eagle 1 OZ Proof Coin In Original MINT Packaging
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2006 EAGLE P10 FIRST STRIKES MS 70 PLATINUM COIN
2006 EAGLE P10 FIRST STRIKES MS 70 PLATINUM COIN
$153.50 (19 Bids)
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2007 AMERICAN EAGLE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PLATINUM COIN SET
2007 AMERICAN EAGLE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PLATINUM COIN SET
$1,200.00 (1 Bid)
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2002 2003 2004 2008 2005 FIRST STRIKE PLATINUM EAGLE PCGS MS70 25 5 COIN SET
2002 2003 2004 2008 2005 FIRST STRIKE PLATINUM EAGLE PCGS MS70 25 5 COIN SET
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2 US Mint Presentation Gift Display Case For 1 Oz Platinum American Eagle Coin
2 US Mint Presentation Gift Display Case For 1 Oz Platinum American Eagle Coin
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QTY 15 1 4 OZ US MINT GOLD PLATINUM AMERICAN EAGLE  BUFFALO COIN CAPS
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QTY 10 1 4 OZ US MINT GOLD PLATINUM AMERICAN EAGLE  BUFFALO COIN CAPSULES
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