The American Platinum Eagle coin celebrates its 20th anniversary release in 2017. The United States Mint introduced the beautiful platinum coin in the American Eagle Series in 1997 with both bullion and proof versions of the coin available. Designed at the time by John Mercanti and Thomas D. Rogers, the iconic original design of the proof coin returns for the 20th anniversary. Right now, the 2017-W 1 oz Proof American Platinum Eagle Coin is available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives encapsulated in a blue case with Certificate of Authenticity.
- 20th Anniversary of the Platinum Eagle!
- Limited mintage of only 10,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9995 pure platinum.
- Bears a face value of $100 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Obverse includes the image of the Statue of Liberty by John Mercanti.
- Reverse features the Eagle Soaring Above America design from Thomas D. Rogers.
- “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
Each of these stunning 20th Anniversary Proof American Platinum Eagle coins ships to encapsulated individually and placed within a blue, lacquered presentation case from the United States Mint. An individual Certificate of Authenticity is included with each coin purchased.
Proof American Platinum Eagle coins debuted in 1997 with the bullion version, with both coins featuring the same designs on the obverse and reverse. However, the Proof Platinum Eagle became the first-ever US coin to feature a new, rotating design and theme on the reverse face with each passing year.
The Proof Platinum Eagle has been available in the 1 oz weight in every year since 1997, with a new design on the reverse for each new release. For these 20th anniversary issues of the American Platinum Eagle, the United States Mint is bringing back the original 1997 design for the first time ever.
On the reverse of the 2017-W 1 oz Proof American Platinum Eagle is the image of an eagle soaring confidently above America, with the sun rising to meet it in the background. This design was created in 1997 by Thomas D. Rogers, a former sculptor-engraver with the United States Mint who still carries out design work occasionally on a contract basis.
The obverse of all American Platinum Eagle coins features a design from former Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, John Mercanti. It offers a close-up view of the face of Liberty from the Statue of Liberty. Engravings on this face include “Liberty,” “E Pluribus Unum,” the coin’s year of issue, and the national motto.
All Proof American Platinum Eagle Coins are products of the United States Mint’s West Point Mint facility in New York. The coins have a “W” mint mark engraved on the reverse just off the eagle’s wingtips below the weight, purity, and metal content of the coin.
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