More than a decade after initial production of the gold and silver American Eagles, the United States government issued platinum American Eagles in 1997. These coins quickly became the number one platinum bullion coins in the world.
Design of the Platinum American Eagle - The obverse (front) of the platinum American Eagle features the head of the Statue of Liberty and was designed by John M. Mercanti, who also designed the reverse (back) of the Silver American Eagle. The reverse of the platinum Eagle coin carried a different design each year from 1998 through 2002. The series, known as the 'Vistas of Liberty,' honors a different regional landscape each year.
Platinum American Eagle Coin Minting Information - Each platinum bullion coin is 99.95 percent pure, and because of platinum's rarity, the one-ounce Platinum Eagle has the highest face value of any American coin ever minted: $100. U.S.
Government Guarantee - Platinum Eagles maintain a unique advantage over all other platinum bullion coins - the United States government guarantees their content, weight, and 0.9995 purity.
Platinum - Platinum is one of the world's scarcest precious metals. In addition to its use in coins, platinum has a number of industrial uses. In fact, one in every five consumer products either contains platinum or is produced using platinum.
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