WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin (product code 16EJ) starting on June 30 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
This coin is the second release in a two-year series featuring coins with reverse (tails) designs that are innovative, beautiful, and representative of our nation’s core values of liberty and freedom.
The reverse of the 2016 coin 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.”
The coin’s obverse (heads) features a “Portrait of Liberty.” Liberty looks to the future in this modern interpretation of an American icon, the Statue of Liberty.
Pricing for the 2016 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin is in accordance with the United States Mint pricing schedule for platinum coins. These products are priced according to the range in which they appear on the United States Mint platinum pricing range table. The mintage limit of the 2016 coin is 10,000. Orders are limited to one coin per household.
Orders will be accepted at https://catalog.usmint.gov/coin-programs/american-eagle-coins/ and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information on shipping options is available at http://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html. These coins will not be available at our over-the-counter locations.
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of June 30, 2016, noon ET shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.