American Eagle One Ounce Palladium Proof Coins

Background

American Eagle One Ounce Palladium Proof Coins are collector versions of the official United States Mint palladium bullion coins. Authorized by Congress in 2010 and first issued in 2018, they are the first numismatic palladium coins produced by the United States Mint. (American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coins for investors were introduced in 2017.)

In 2019, this collector coin will be offered in reverse proof. The palladium coin will be a recurring product, but finishes may alternate each year.

American Eagle Palladium Proof Coins are part of a complete precious metals portfolio available from the United States Mint and are the only palladium proof coin whose weight, content, and .9995 purity are guaranteed by the U.S. Government. They are produced at the West Point Mint with a “W” mint mark and have a limited mintage.

All American Eagles Coins are legal tender. The one-ounce palladium coin carries a face value of $25.

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Characteristics

The obverse design features a high-relief likeness of “Winged Liberty” from the “Mercury Dime” obverse by famed American coin designer and medallic artist Adolph A. Weinman, whose initials appear in the lower right.

The reverse design features a high-relief version of Weinman's 1907 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Gold Medal reverse, which includes an eagle and a branch. In developing the coin, the United States Mint was able to use the original reverse plaster of the AIA gold medal. This is the first time that Weinman’s AIA design appears on a U.S. coin.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • W mint mark
  • Artist initials "WA"
  • Year

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • $25
  • 1 OZ. Pd (chemical symbol for palladium)
  • .9995 FINE
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM

Mint and Mint Mark

Specifications

  • Composition: 99.95% palladium
  • Diameter: 1.340 inches
  • Weight: 1.0005 troy ounces

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Content last reviewed August 8, 2019

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