Since its introduction, the American Platinum Eagle has become one of the world's most widely-traded Platinum bullion coins. APMEX offers 1/2 oz Platinum American Eagles to add to your collection. Released in 1997, the Platinum American Eagle is the only investment-grade Platinum coin from the United States Mint. It is also the only bullion coin the United States Government guarantees for weight, content, and .9995 purity. The 1/2 oz Platinum American Eagle has a $50 face value and contains 1/2 of a troy ounce of Platinum.
Platinum Eagle Design
The obverse of the Platinum American Eagle features a portrait of the Statue of Liberty, a symbol of freedom to the United States and all who see her. While the obverse has remained the same since its release, the reverse of Proof American Platinum Eagles is unique in that it changes each year. In fact, the Proof American Platinum Eagles are the only U.S. bullion coins that have a reverse with a yearly changing design. Although the reverse design changes annually, it typically depicts an American Eagle signifying the strength and security of the United States. Celebrating the patriotism and spirit of freedom of the United States, the American Platinum Eagles are some of the most elegant Platinum coins on the market.