The ½ oz American Platinum Eagle Coin is no longer in production at the United States Mint, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find these stunning bullion coins from an authorized dealer. Certified versions of these coins exist now for those interested in a truly valuable investment option. The ½ oz American Platinum Eagle Coin is available online today from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab from the NGC.
- Available in years ranging 1997 to 2008!
- Contains ½ Troy oz of .9995 pure platinum.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a grade of Mint State 69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse includes the image of Lady Liberty from John Mercanti.
- Reverse features the American bald eagle from Thomas D. Rogers.
American Platinum Eagle coins are part of the American Eagle Series from the US Mint, and are available today in bullion and proof versions. The coins originally featured 1 oz coins along with three fractional weights: 1/10 oz, ¼ oz, and ½ oz American Platinum Eagle Coins.
The onset of the Great Recession in 2008 meant the end of the fractional-weight coins in the American Platinum Eagle collection for both the bullion and proof versions. The highest mintage years for the ½ oz American Platinum Eagle came in 1998 (32,419) and 199 (32,309). It is typically the least in-demand coin among the four available weights.
In this product listing you’ll receive a ½ oz American Platinum Eagle from a random year of production. JM Bullion cannot guarantee any of the years you might receive, as the year of issue is determined by availability in our warehouse at the time your order is processed.
On the obverse of all ½ oz American Platinum Eagle coins is an image of Lady Liberty, based upon the Statue of Liberty, which was created in 1997 by former US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti exclusively for use on the American Platinum Eagle.
The reverse of the ½ oz American Platinum Eagle Coin includes the image of a bald eagle soaring above the North American continent. The sun is visible rising into the sky behind the eagle, which has its wings outstretched. This was created in 1997 by Thomas D. Rogers, former sculptor and engraver at the US Mint.
Each ½ oz American Platinum Eagle Coin in this offering is in Mint State 69 condition according to the NGC. Considered a near-perfect coin, you’ll find the full, original mint luster along with a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. Coins in this condition have flaws limited to minuscule contact marks or hairlines.
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