America’s official platinum bullion coin!
This high-quality platinum bullion coin features Lady Liberty on the obverse side, designed by the U.S. Mint’s famed chief engraver John Mercanti. In this portrait, we see a close-up image of Liberty’s face along with fine detailing such as raised textures and the spikes of her crown in the foreground over the lettering. The reverse side shows Thomas D. Rogers’s majestic eagle taking flight above the seven rays of a rising sun (echoing the seven spires on Lady Liberty’s crown on the opposite side). The metal content, weight, and face value are inscribed on the reverse as well.
The nominal face value of the bullion coin is $100, the highest value ever to appear on a U.S. coin. The true value of the metal used to make the coin is, of course, much higher.
The U.S. Mint has issued these coins since 1997 when the U.S. Congress authorized the production of platinum eagles. The 1 oz coin is the official platinum bullion coin of the United States (smaller sizes discontinued since 2008) and the first and only official investment-grade platinum coin from the United States Government.
Platinum is rarer than both silver and gold, and 1 oz platinum eagles contain 0.9995 pure platinum, an exceptionally high level of purity. While coins like the gold American eagle often have a mintage above 1 million coins, there are often fewer than 10,000 1 oz platinum eagles produced each year, with production only crossing 60,000 once in history back in 1998. As such, these coins are especially rare and sought after.
With full backing from the U.S. government for weight and purity, these coins are welcome additions to any precious metal IRA, allowing investors to save for retirement while investing in the first platinum coin ever released by the U.S. Mint.
*We pack individual coins in plastic sleeves for protection before shipping. If you order 10+ of the same coin, we’ll secure them in protective tubes before shipping.
- Highly detailed close up on the obverse of Lady Liberty by John Mercanti, 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint
- One troy ounce of 99.95% pure platinum (a metal rarer and more durable than either silver or gold)
- Backed by the U.S. government and eligible in a precious metal IRA
- Highest face value ($100) of any coin ever released by the U.S. Mint
- Exceptionally low annual mintage, typically in the tens of thousands, therefore rarer and more collectible than more common coins