American Platinum Eagle Bullion Coins
The American Platinum Eagle is America’s official platinum bullion coin. They provide investors with an easy way to make precious metal investments using platinum. These coins were first issued in 1997 and are the only investment-grade platinum coins by the US government. American Platinum Eagle coins are available in one-ounce size. Their diameter being 32.7 millimeters and the thickness being 2.39 millimeters. The coin possesses .9995 purity rating, guaranteed by the United States government. The head of the coin features a portrait of the Statue of Liberty, which is considered a symbol of freedom. It was designed by John Mercanti. The tail side of the coin shows an eagle and a setting sun. This was designed by Thomas D. Rogers. US Gold Firm carries the bullion coin version, whose design remains the same each year. Interestingly, the design on the reverse side of the proof coins changes each and every year. The American Platinum Eagle coin is legal tender, and its face is imprinted with its face value in American dollars: $100 in this coin’s case. This value is the highest face value to ever appear on a coin in the United States. Platinum is considered the world’s rarest precious metal, making this coin an excellent addition to the collection or portfolio of any investor. It is especially rare when compared to the amount of gold and silver coins minted each year. Add platinum to your portfolio with this unique precious metal. No other platinum coin is guaranteed by the American government, so you will not want to miss the American Platinum Eagle. Since its introduction, it has become one of the world’s most widely traded platinum bullion coins. Platinum helps investors have balanced, diverse investment portfolios. Additionally, American Platinum Eagle coins are striking and beautiful, making them worth collecting.
As America's official platinum bullion coin, American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coins give investors an easy way to take advantage of platinum as a precious metal investment. Authorized by Congress in 1996 and first issued in 1997, they are the first and only official investment-grade platinum coins from the United States Government. American Eagle Platinum coins are part of a complete precious metals portfolio available from the United States Mint. The American Eagle Platinum is the only platinum bullion coin whose weight, content and .9995 purity are guaranteed by the United States Government.
The obverse (heads) design features Lady Liberty, a symbol of vigilance and resolute faithfulness to duty. The reverse (tails) design is emblematic of the principle “To Promote the General Welfare,” the fifth of six principles of American democracy found in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution. It features Young America against interlocking gears, symbolizing the interconnection of power between the states and the national government. It also features an American Eagle privy mark from an original “coin punch” identified at the United States Mint at Philadelphia.
All American Eagles are legal tender coins, with their face value imprinted in U.S. dollars. Although their face value is largely symbolic, it provides proof of their authenticity as official U.S. coinage. The one-ounce platinum coin displays the highest face value ($100) ever to appear on a U.S. coin.
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This coin is available from US Gold Firm in the following size:
A 1 oz. American Platinum Eagle is 32.70 mm in diameter and 2.39 mm thick.