American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins for Collectors
The one-ounce American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins for collectors feature the "W" mint mark of the United States Mint at West Point where these coins are produced. These coins have a limited mintage and may be purchased directly from the United States Mint.
Since its debut in 1997, the obverse (heads side) of the United States Mint’s American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin has featured Lady Liberty, a symbol of vigilance and resolute faithfulness to duty. Designed and sculpted by former United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti, Lady Liberty continues to grace the obverse of this coin.
The 2016 coin is the second release in a two-year series featuring coins with modern reverse (tails) designs that are innovative, beautiful and representative of our nation’s core values of liberty and freedom.
The 2016 reverse was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Designer Paul C. Balan and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna. The design depicts Liberty holding a torch of enlightenment in her right hand and an olive branch in her left to symbolize peace. The olives represent the Thirteen Original Colonies. A bald eagle with its wings outstretched appears beside Liberty. Inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "1 OZ.," ".9995 PLATINUM" and "$100."
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