American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coins

American Eagle Coins

Background

As America’s first and only 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, these investment-grade platinum coins are guaranteed by the United States government for their weight, content, and .9995 purity.

All American Eagle Coins are legal tender coins. 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.

The U.S. Mint does not sell bullion coins directly to the public. Learn more about platinum bullion coins or locate a bullion coin dealer. Prices are based on the market price of platinum, which fluctuates daily.

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Characteristics

The obverse depicts the Statue of Liberty.

The reverse features a soaring eagle.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • Year

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • .9995 PLATINUM
  • 1 OZ.
  • $100

Specifications

  • Composition: 99.95% platinum
  • Diameter: 1.287 in. (32.70 mm)
  • Weight: 1.0005 troy oz. (31.120 g)
  • Face Value: $100
  • Edge: Reeded

Bullion coins do not feature mint marks.

Artist Information

Obverse
  • John Mercanti
Reverse
  • Thomas D. Rogers

Related Information

Content last reviewed March 10, 2022

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