History of the Coin: Platinum is a largely industrial medal and is relatively scarce with only a few hundred tons produced annually. These factors combined make platinum an extremely valuable precious metal.
The Platinum American Eagle was first made available to the public in 1997 and is the official platinum bullion coin of the United States. The weight and purity of the coin is backed by the United States government and the coin is authorized by the U.S. Congress. The 1 oz. Platinum American Eagle is minted with .9995 fine platinum.
The Platinum American Eagle is considered legal tender of the United States and has a nominal face value of $100. John Mercanti designed the obverse of the coin. The forward-looking Lady Liberty has LIBERTY directly above her crown and IN GOD WE TRUST with the year of issue to the right of Lady Liberty.
The bald eagle is the national bird of the United States and is unique to North America. It is also the subject of the reverse of the Platinum American Eagle coin. The bald eagle has wings extended with mouth open flying away from the sun and its rays that are only the lower left of the reverse of the coin. Also included on the reverse is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, the nominal face value of $100, and the weight and fineness of the coin.
Each coin contains 1 oz. of .9995 Platinum
Obverse features Lady Liberty designed by John Mercanti
Reverse of a bald eagle with wings spread flying with the sun at the lower left of the coin
Backed by the United States government
Why invest in the coin? The U.S. Mint produces only one investment grade platinum coin, the Platinum American Eagle. The nominal face value is the highest of any coin every minted in the United States. The Platinum American Eagle can help further diversify investment portfolios for those already investing in precious metals. Wholesale Coins Direct has the best prices and free shipping on all 2020 Platinum American Eagle coins.