This 1997 inaugural issue of the Platinum Eagle has been graded a perfect Proof-70 by NGC, adding collectibility to its intrinsic bullion value!
- Contains 1 oz of .9995 fine Platinum.
- This coin has a mintage of 20,851.
- Population of 465 coins at this grade level with 0 graded higher.
- NGC encapsulation protects and guarantees the perfect 70 condition of the coin.
- Obverse: Depicts a close-up bust of the Statue of Liberty.
- Reverse: Features an eagle soaring over the horizon with the sun in the background.
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Containing a half ounce of Platinum and featuring iconic designs, it is easy to see why the Platinum American Eagle is the most popular Platinum coin in the United States. Add this 1997-W 1 oz Platinum Eagle to your cart today!
The only investment-grade Platinum coin produced by the United States Mint, the American Platinum Eagle was finally released in 1997. It is the official Platinum bullion coin of the United States and is the only coin the mint backs for weight, content and .9995 fine metal purity. The coin is available in sizes of 1/10 troy oz, 1/4 troy oz, 1/2 troy oz, and 1 troy oz.
The obverse of the standard bullion coin features the Statue of Liberty, while the reverse boasts a bald eagle soaring through the sky with the sun behind it. However, on the 1 oz Proof Platinum Eagles, the reverse changes annually. From 1997 through 2002, the various designs on these coins were part of the “Vistas of Liberty” program. In this series, a bald eagle was depicted flying over a different region throughout the United States. From 2006 to 2008, a three-year design series called “The Foundations of Democracy” represented the three branches of government. In 2009, a six-year series was introduced to honor the Preamble to the Constitution. A special two-year series began in 2015 featuring modern representations of Lady Liberty.