American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coins

American Eagle Coins
  • Year of Issue: 1997 to Present

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.

Purchase American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coins at participating precious metals and coin dealers, banks, and brokerage firms. Locate an authorized seller.

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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)
Edge: Reeded

Artist Information

Obverse
  • John Mercanti
Reverse
  • Thomas D. Rogers

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Content last reviewed June 2, 2021

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