Since its introduction, the American Platinum Eagle has become one of the world's most widely-traded Platinum bullion coins. Proof coins are struck multiple times on specially prepared planchets to provide a unique finish that collectors desire. The dies used in this process give the coins a mirror-like appearance, in which the coin's device appears to be floating over the liquid of the field. With this striking appearance, Proof Platinum Eagles sparkle and shine with brilliance.
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 fine purity.